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Dress

Dress

  • Place of origin:

    paris, France (made)

  • Date:

    1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Courrèges, André, born 1923 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Nylon organza and cotton, with perspex discs and machine embroidery

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs G. Sacher

  • Museum number:

    T.348-1975

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Image in copyright

This photographic detail shows the fabric of a summer mini-dress designed by French fashion designer André Courrèges. Machine embroidered daisies are repeated in a neat, precise pattern over the whole of the dress. The bold, padded flowers feature scalloped petals worked in satin with pink organza overlays. The flower centres are glimmering discs of iridescent perspex. This A-line mini-dress is representative of Courrèges' youthful styles. In this example, the designer combined nylon, plastic, and innovative Swiss embroidery to produce a celebration of all that was considered modern in 1967.

Physical description

Mini dress of nylon organza and white cotton, trimmed with an all over pattern of pink padded appliqué in daisy shape. The flower centres are glimmering discs of iridescent perspex, and in a technique resembling Indian mirror-work embroidery. The dress is a short, high waisted flaring tunic with a square neck and sleeveless. The left shoulder strap hook to the back bodice and there is a zip at the left side.

Place of Origin

paris, France (made)

Date

1967 (made)

Artist/maker

Courrèges, André, born 1923 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Nylon organza and cotton, with perspex discs and machine embroidery

Marks and inscriptions

Inside the right side seam there is a label 'Courrèges Paris'

Descriptive line

Mini dress of nylon organza with appliqué and plastic, designed by Courrèges, Paris, 1967.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Modern Fashion in Detail, 1991, p. 128

Categories

Clothing; Embroidery; Fashion

Collection code

T&F

Qr_O15642
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