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Mini-dress
  • Mini-dress
    Courrèges, André, born 1923 - died 2016
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Mini-dress

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1966 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Courrèges, André, born 1923 - died 2016 (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool gabardine, lined with silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Stavros Niarchos

  • Museum number:

    T.99-1974

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This short dress was designed by André Courreges. It is made of red wool gabardine. It has an A-line, a low square-cut neck and is sleeveless. The dress shows 2 false pockets at the front. Three welt seams emphasise each constructional section: the bodice cut under the bust, and the 2 parts of the skirt. The hem of the dress is also welted to give the desired rigidity.
André Courreges was born in France in 1923. After a brief career in engineering, he turned to fashion and joined Balenciaga with whom he worked from 1949 to 1961. From Balenciaga he learned to search for a pure, simple and sharp line. Courreges' clothes were sharp, angular and mathematically designed.

Physical description

Short mini-dress made of red wool gabardine. It is A-line with a centre front oversewn seam, a low square-cut neck and is sleeveless. The dress shows 3 welt seams which emphasize each constructional section and 2 false pockets on the front at hip level. The armholes are slightly cut away. The back is rimmed with horizontal strip with button fastening at waist level. Lined with white silk.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1966 (made)

Artist/maker

Courrèges, André, born 1923 - died 2016 (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Wool gabardine, lined with silk

Marks and inscriptions

'COURREGES PARIS'
Label

Dimensions

Length: 102 cm outer cape, Length: 60 cm inner waistcoat

Descriptive line

Short mini-dress made of wool gabardine, designed and made by André Courrèges, Paris, 1966

Materials

Wool; Gabardine

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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