Andre Courreges launched his Space-Age collection in 1964. The shapes of his clothes were geometric: squares, trapezoids, triangles. The main features of his ultra-modern, uncluttered look spread quickly throughout the fashion world, especially the miniskirt, which he introduced to France. This stunning navy-blue and ivory checkered wool dress from his 1967 collection is a proper example of his vision. Stitched relief pattern throughout, parts of which are padded within, to create an amazing depth. The bodice has an elegant block color button trimmed scoop-neck with tailored short-sleeves and back-belted waist. My favorite part is the over-sized side pockets which is a signature Courreges touch. "The woman who interests me doesn't belong to any particular physical type. She lives a certain life, however. She is active, moves fast, works, is usually young and modern enough to wear modern, intelligent clothes." Andre Courreges
(two inch seam allowance to let out if desired)
Bust: 36 inches
Waist: 29 inches
Hips: 39 inches
Total Length: 35 inches
This iconic Courreges Couture checkered plaid wool dress is in excellent condition with no rips, discoloration or holes. Garment is fully-lined. The dress looks to have been professionally altered to a smaller size and all the seam allowance is intact if one desired to undo the work. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.