André Courrèges (French, Pau 1923–2016 Neuilly-sur-Seine)
Gift of Kimberly Knitwear Inc., 1974
Not on view
Courrèges' sensibility evolved from his training with Balenciaga. In this day ensemble, he applied the surgical cut and strict tailoring to the geometric planes of 1960s fabric. The thrown-back rolled collar derives from Balenciaga, as does a responsiveness to comfort. Attuned to the fashion of the very young, as inspired by Mary Quant and Pierre Cardin, Courrèges retained Balenciaga's flattering attention to the details that obscure age.