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


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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)


1965 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Leather and velcro

Marks and inscriptions

Marked on the soles


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

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]


Leather; Velcro




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

Production Type

Haute couture


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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