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  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1972 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine-sewn worsted and plastic

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Christine Dupont-Nangle

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a day dress of black worsted with composition zippers designed by Courrèges in 1972. It was part of his couture future collection and was worn by Mrs Christine Dupont-Nangle.

Physical description

Day dress in figured black machine-sewn worsted with welt seams that emphasise each constructional section. Waistband with two buttons, and the bodice has two bold black plastic zips and the 'ac' monogram.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


1972 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Machine-sewn worsted and plastic

Marks and inscriptions

Monogram on the zips


Length: 91 cm neck to hem

Object history note

Registered File number 1990/228.

Descriptive line

Day dress of machine-sewn worsted, with composition zippers, designed by André Courrèges, Paris, 1972

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

Mendes, Valerie. Black In Fashion. London: V&A Publications, 1999.


Worsted; Plastic


Machine sewing


Fashion; Women's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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