c1968 Amazing Black Andre Courreges "Flight" Suit
Andre Courreges pushed the envelope when it came to design and even amongst the many pieces of Courreges I have seen this is a stand out. The design and use of drawstring ties to create shape on this suit is so very cutting edge for the time and to be quite frank, still feels cutting edge for right now. This two piece pant and jacket set is in a chic black lightweight wool fabric that has a tiny ribbed texture running through it. The pants are incredible - each is cut straight and tailored and then just below the knee a drawstring cord runs through a loop all around the pant leg and you cinch it. The remainder of the pant leg flares out below this and above you get a puffed effect. They are just spectacular! I love the jacket equally- it has that perfect seventies vibe to it with his signature chunky silver zipper and silver toned metal buttons. Big flap pockets sit on each side of the chest and ties run through each side so you can cinch in the waist to add shape or wear it more boxy. Its a tunic style and slips on with slits on either side of the hip. It is of course great as a suit but you have that extra versatility of being able to break it up and wear them separately as well. Excellent, appears never worn, museum quality condition.
Both pieces are fully lined in a black silky rayon. The pants close with a hidden set zipper and button at the waist. The jacket slips on like a tunic with a zipper at the neck and partial drawstring waist. Both pieces are tagged a Courreges B.
Shoulders: 15" (slightly inset)
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 26" from neck to hem
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 44" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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