Designer André Courrèges French

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.

Ensemble, André Courrèges (French, Pau 1923–2016 Neuilly-sur-Seine), wool, nylon, French

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.