andre courreges

Prettiest 1970s Courreges Bright Pink Floral Velvet on Black Silk Chiffon Dress w Numbred Label

This is the prettiest example of Courreges and the more romantic work that Andre was doing during that time period. I love that it is not his typical mod feel and shows his softer more romantic side as a designer. The photos don't come close to conveying how beautiful it actually is in real life. I am sometimes more excited to find these dreamier pieces from him then the more common mod feeling ones. This one is also numbered on the back of the label. It is just gorgeous.

This beautiful dress is made out of a black silk chiffon and then it has a floral design that it's fused onto the silk. The colours that are used are absolutely gorgeous. They range from this deep fuchsia to brilliant pinks and then they slowly change to soft corals and even pale lavenders in parts. The effect of the velvet popping off of the transparent silk chiffon is this fantastic play of texture and colour that has to be seen in person. As with many of his pieces there is a play on volume and proportion in the dress. It has a slight dropped waist that blouses over an inner seam set around the top of the hips. The neckline is squared off at the front and at the back. I love how it is edged in a little black velvet ribbon. Running across the front of the neckline is a thin velvet strap that has a flat bow at its center. Each sleeve is cut full and end in the same velvet ribbon edging. The bodice skims over you and then the skirt falls from there and is actually quite full. When you're standing still it hangs straight but when you move you get this beautiful volume and floating affect around you. An attached velvet ribbon sit on one hip and wraps around you to tie in a bow on the other side. This is a dress that really only comes to life once it's on the body. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a single layer of silk chiffon through the bodice and has two layers of chiffon through the skirt. Slips over the head to wear and has elastic through the seam at the top of the hips. You can use the ribbon to tighten it further around your hips. Tagged a Courreges 0 and has a numbered tag on the back of the label. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. The easy cut should allow it to fit a variety of sizes

Sleeves: 14" and the ends are 10.5" around
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: open
Elastic seam at top of hips: to 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 22" from top of shoulder to elastic seam at top of hips
Skirt: 29" from elastic seam at top of hips to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD4149

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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