Exceptional Museum Held Fall 1969 Andre Courreges Couture Sculpted Pink Coat
This coat matches the tunic dress I had in the shop recently and I am very pleased to have had one of my clients send it to me. It's twin in the same pink, as well as a green version, are held in both the Fashion and Lace Museum Collection and the Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston respectively. This is a remarkable example of his Couture work during that time period. A piece in this shade of pink and in this exemplary condition is a rare find.
This beautiful, sculptural couture coat is stunning. The fabric is that classic Courreges thick textured wool jersey that despite its thickness is still decently light in weight and wearable. The slight texture to it and absolutely superb seaming details give the coat a rich, luxurious feel. Each curved seam and the soft but sculptural cut create a beautiful line that curves in slightly at the waist and then the bottom of the coat under that flares out. A half belt detailing anchors the back and is held in place by two large white buttons. The coat closes down the front with more of those same white buttons and they are also used to detail the pockets and belt detail at the front. Each button hole, including the back ones, are completely functional and are finished to couture standards. The collar is neat and round and the sleeves end in a jaunty turned up cuff with a notch for extra interest. I love the way it closes at the waist and how the detailing there gives it the feel of being belted. Two large pockets sit at the front of each hip. Very chic and very couture in feel. Extremely collectible and rare. Excellent condition with one small note below.
Fully lined in a hand set ivory silk and buttons to close. Hand finished throughout. The color is a slightly different shade of pink - and even better I think - than how it photoed. Looked to have been worn very little, if at all. There is one small area of thinning to the fabric near the front hem. Please see the photo after the label shot.
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 38" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photos: (1) Courreges Coat, from Fashion and Lace Museum Collection. / (2) Courreges Coat, from the Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston.
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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