Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Pair of boots
  • Pair of boots
    Courrèges, André, born 1923 - died 2016
  • Enlarge image

Pair of boots

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1965 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather and velcro

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:

    T.110&A-1974

  • Gallery location:

    Fashion, Room 40, case CA14 []

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.

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.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1965 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Leather and velcro

Marks and inscriptions

'COURREGES PARIS'
Marked on the soles

Object history note

Formed part of the Cecil Beaton collection of 1974. Donated by the designer.

Descriptive line

Pair of leather ankle boots, designed by André Courrèges, Paris, 1965

Labels and date

White leather boot
Andre Courréges, Paris, about 1965
Museum number: T.110A-1974
Given by M. Courréges [2007]

Materials

Leather; Velcro

Techniques

Shoe-making

Categories

Footwear; Fashion; Day wear; Accessories; Women's clothes; Leather; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.

Ajax-loader