andre courreges

Minimalist Spring 1973 Courreges Numbered Haute Couture Blue Snap Front Jacket & Matching Skirt

One of the key elements of the Courreges Spring 1973 Haute Couture collection was the snap closure. They played a two fold role in that they were a functional element to close the pieces and they were also used a part of the design. When looking for a reference photo we found a shot of a similar shaped dress from that collection that has the same snap detail that this one has. It also gives you an idea of the general shape that the suit has once on the body. This is a stunning example of his couture work from this time period.

The suit is made from that classic wool jersey that Andre Courreges loved to use for his pieces and most that you find from around this era are made from it. The colour is a deep blue that is flattering on almost every skin tone. The fabric has a slight texture to it and all of the top stitching details and the snaps have been carefully matched to the same colour. You still see the seaming and details but it feels more subtle and chic. The jacket is beautifully cut and it is meant to skim over the body with softened classic box shape to it. The sleeves are capped and the shoulders are shaped by the intricate seaming rather then being padded. It snaps into place down the front. The shape is created by curved vertical seaming done to follow the lines of the jacket. The skirt under that is fantastic. It is banded around the waist and then goes out on an angle to the hem. I photoed it laying flat so that you get a better feel for the shape. It closes with a row of snaps that run down each side of the front and both sides can completely unsnap with the last two snaps being decorative. This gives you a bit of an opening on either side  already but you could undo more and open it as high up as you dare. Its fabulous. Excellent condition with a note below

Both pieces are fully lined in a white silk and close with the snaps as described above. There is an area of fabric missing from the interior of the skirt that obviously has no impact once on. Please see the photo after the label shot. Tagged a vintage Courreges 00

Shoulders: 12" across
Bust: 16.5" flat across the back from seam to seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across the back from seam to seam
Length: 18" from neck to hem

Waist: 12" flat across the back from seam to seam
Hips: 17" flat across the back from seam to seam
Length: 22.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: XXS-XS

Item# DD1091

Reference photo: Andre Courreges Haute Couture Spring 1973

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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