Pair of Boots

1965 (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

André Courrèges' minimalist designs propelled fashion forward with his 'space-age' collection of 1964. The show included precision-tailored short skirts and slim trousers, worn with boxy jackets, all designed to be worn with accompanying flat, square-toed shoes and boots, and short white gloves.

This futuristic look profoundly influenced fashion in the mid-1960s, and Courrèges' ideas were widely copied for the mass market. His flat, white leather boots were essential for girls emulating the 'moon-girl' image, a new version of femininity, inspired by youth, sportswear, and space travel.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Boot
  • Boot
Materials and Techniques
Leather and velcro
Brief Description
Pair of leather ankle boots, designed by André Courrèges, Paris, 1965
Physical Description
Pair of white leather ankle boots with pleated leather cuffs and self-bows around the top. Black plastic flat soles, and zipper down back with Velcro placket.
Dimensions
  • Outer cape length: 102cm
  • Inner waistcoat length: 60cm
Production typeHaute couture
Marks and Inscriptions
'COURREGES PARIS' (Marked on the soles)
Gallery Label
White leather boot Andre Courréges, Paris, about 1965 Museum number: T.110A-1974 Given by M. Courréges(2007)
Credit line
Given by the designer
Object history
Formed part of the Cecil Beaton collection of 1974. Donated by the designer.
Association
Summary
André Courrèges' minimalist designs propelled fashion forward with his 'space-age' collection of 1964. The show included precision-tailored short skirts and slim trousers, worn with boxy jackets, all designed to be worn with accompanying flat, square-toed shoes and boots, and short white gloves.



This futuristic look profoundly influenced fashion in the mid-1960s, and Courrèges' ideas were widely copied for the mass market. His flat, white leather boots were essential for girls emulating the 'moon-girl' image, a new version of femininity, inspired by youth, sportswear, and space travel.
Collection
Accession Number
T.110&A-1974

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record createdMay 21, 2007
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