Dress

1972 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

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Place Of Origin

This is a short day dress made of black wool. The dress has short sleeves, and a low V-neck opening at the front. The bodice is cut under the bust and slightly gathered. The dress has welt seams that emphasize each constructional section.
This dress was designed in 1972 by André Courreges (1923- ). Courreges was trained as a civil engineer and then worked with fashion designer Balenciaga. In 1964, he presents his first collection of triangular, mathematically constructed short dresses in bold colours.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Machine-sewn wool
Brief Description
Short day dress made of machine sewn wool, designed by André Courrèges for Couture Future collection, Paris, 1972
Physical Description
Short day dress made of black machine sewn wool. With short sleeves and a low V-neck opening at the front. The bodice is cut under the bust and is slightly gathered. The dress has welt seams that emphasize each constructional section.
Credit line
Given by Mrs King
Object history
Registered File number 1989/1949.
Production
For Couture Future collection
Summary
This is a short day dress made of black wool. The dress has short sleeves, and a low V-neck opening at the front. The bodice is cut under the bust and slightly gathered. The dress has welt seams that emphasize each constructional section.

This dress was designed in 1972 by André Courreges (1923- ). Courreges was trained as a civil engineer and then worked with fashion designer Balenciaga. In 1964, he presents his first collection of triangular, mathematically constructed short dresses in bold colours.
Collection
Accession Number
T.184-1990

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record createdJuly 27, 2005
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