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Curreges maxi wool dress



#6973         $875  Sold

Courreges wool maxi dress, 1970s

André Courreges is best known for futuristic space age designs. He created a fashion revolution with the launch of mini skirts in 1965. This original has the Courreges couture future label.

Like Pierre Cardin, Courreges favored geometric motifs. Note the 4 quadrilateral "stars" below the neckline. While often credited as the founder of the mini skirt, Courreges shows his versatility in this fab maxi dress.

Made from midnight navy wool crepe and lined with matching acetate, the smart dress closes in back with an invisible zipper. The floral cutouts (with sequin centers) around the neckline are backed with sheer mesh. The neckline and sleeves are bordered with wide bias-binding.

After working for Cristobal Balenciaga for 11 years, in 1959 Courreges became Balenciaga's first assistant. In 1961 Courreges opened his own design house. By 1964 he was considered one of the most original designers in Paris, e.g., in the world :)

Disdaining fashion nostalgia through the late 1960s, Courrèges' simple designs remained faithful to h is vision of futuristic design. We once adored Courreges' brilliant gaiety; yet his joyful legacy is undimmed by time.

The condition is excellent. It is clean and ready to wear.

It measures: 36" bust, 32" waist, 38" hip, and 54" from shoulder to hem.

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