andre courreges

c.1966 Andre Courreges Haute Couture Textured Cream A-line Dress

This very beautiful and perfectly cut Haute Couture dress by Andre Courreges. Courreges spent 11 years as a cutter for Balenciaga before launching his own label in 1961 and that high standard of tailoring shows in his garments. Courreges produced Haute Couture right from the start that appealed to the youthquake movement. The lines of this dress are classic for the work that he was doing in and around 1966. He was famous for his 'space age' tailoring and bold forward thinking lines that were far ahead of their time when introduced and still have a lasting impact on current day fashion. The Met Museum holds a similar cut dress from this same time period in their permanent collection.

The fabric on this dress is exactly what you look for in a Courreges piece from this era. The dress is made out of a good weight wool fabric that is structured enough to hold the intended shape he wanted it it have. The wool has a slight texture to it and is done in his favorite color. The seaming is superb and the dress reflects the clean geometric lines that he excelled at. The shoulders are cut high and slightly inset. There is a beautifully curved seam just above the breasts that is set to meet the vertical center seam that runs down the front. This is then repeated at the back. A small horizontal strap is set at the lower back and it buttons into place. The sleeves pouf slightly above the buttoned cuffs and are cut to just above the wrist. The proper Courreges couture label is present and it is entirely made by hand. This is a stunning example of his work during this time period. Excellent condition with a minor note below.

Fully lined in a hand set cream silk. It closes with a back painted metal zipper. The strap set at the low back buttons into place and has properly finished buttonholes. Each cuff buttons to close. I see two pinhead size storage marks on the inside of one sleeve and the slightest of marks on the front and back skirt that are only visible in certain lights

Sleeves: 21"
Slightly inset shoulders: 14"
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 33" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2727

Reference Photo: ca. 1966 Andre Courreges Dress at The Met Collection.

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

Setting up a layaway is super easy and we are happy to provide this service!

Here's how deposits work on a standard layaway:

  • We require three equal payments of the layaway total. You will be invoiced for the first amount upon request
  • payment two of the remaining balance will be billed two weeks from the date of the initial deposit.
  • The final payment is due two weeks after the second payment and shipping will be billed on this invoice as well.
  • items less then $500, or that are on sale, require a 50% deposit with the final payment due in two weeks from the date of deposit 

Read More

We offer flat rate Standard UPS shipping worldwide. All shipping options are displayed at checkout in the pull down menus provided.

Want it faster?

We offer flat rates for expedited and express shipping options - these will also display at check out and can be selected with the drop down menu during the checkout process.

Read More

SIZE GUIDE

Please review all measurements carefully. More often than not, vintage garments do not fit any size category exactly. If in doubt, measure a garment of your own that fits and is a similar cut and compare it's measurements to the listed measurements below.

SEE MORE FROM THE 1960S