VINTAGE ANDRE COURREGES 4 POCKET CLASSIC SHIRTWAIST DRESS WITH ROPE BELT - MADE IN FRANCE
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Andre Courreges (1923 – 2016) was trained as a civil engineer, but he chose a career in fashion. He worked throughout the 1950s as a fitter at the House of Balenciaga. He left in 1961 to form his own business. His first collections showed traces of the Balenciaga influence, but he soon began working in a new direction.
In 1964 Courreges showed the first of his “space age” inspired collections. He was the first in Paris to show the mini skirt and tunics over trousers. His work was wildly popular, and thus, widely copied. In disgust at the cheap copies of his work that were available world-wide, Courreges suddenly sold his business near the end of 1965.
Two years later, he had reopened, and along with his couture, he introduced two ready-to-wear lines: Couture Future and Hyperbole. In 1973 he began a menswear line.
Though associated most closely with the 1960s, Courreges continued to operate through the 1970s and 1980s. In the early 1990s, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac was signed to design the Courreges ready-to-wear lines. The business is still in operation.
Perfect for spring and summer in such a classic look by the wonderful designer Andre Courreges.
By: Andre Courreges
Size: No size tag that I can see but from the measurements it looks as though it would be a small size or maybe a small medium.
Approximate Measurements – This means the measurements of the item listed – not of your own figure. You must be a few inches smaller than the measurements shown.
Shoulder to shoulder: 15-1/2
Waist: 39 unstretched and can be pulled tighter with the cord belt
Hips: 40 but leave several inches for movement
Length: 39 - former owner took up the hem 2-3/4" which could be let down if needed and it would then be appx. 41-3/4.
Fabric: The label is just too faded to read and I cannot read the label telling what the dress is made of. I can only read that 75% is made out of something and 25% is made out of something else. Tissue material - cannot read the 1st word but the 2nd one is nylon
Care: Dry clean - use a "warm iron" on the label in French
Condition: Very good - looks as though it was not worn much if at all - store marking on the INSIDE back of the dress which cannot be seen on the outside.
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