Rare 1970s Courreges Hyperbole Bright Orange Wool Jumpsuit & Matching Cropped Jacket
Andre Courreges introduced his Hyperbole label in 1970 as a ready to wear line. The contrasting white with the vivid orange is a predominant theme and gave the pieces a more sporty look. The unusual colour choice combined with his signature cuts make them instantly recognizable as being his work. Finding a jumpsuit complete with its matching jacket is very rare and it is a fabulous set. His work is held in museums worldwide and I am always pleased to have his original work in the shop.
This is an amazing set that is made out of a wool that has a soft, almost fuzzy, feel to it. Andre was known for his unusual fabric choices and this would have been cutting edge at the time. The jumpsuit is cut to skim over the body and hips and then the legs are straight with a slight flare to them as they reach the hem. Depending on your height they will sit as a bit of a crop. Big round painted white snaps do up the front above a zipper. There is a double set of flap pockets stacked on top of each other. One set is at the waist and the other at the top of the hip. The jacket is cut in his classic cropped silhouettes. Big flap pockets sit on each side at the front and it closes with a huge chunky white zipper. This one has a belt that goes through big belt loops around the bottom of the jacket and then it closes in the front with a painted metal buckle. I love how once it is on it sits just above that lower flaps on the jumpsuit. White snaps close each cuff and perfectly tie into the snaps on the jumpsuit. It is an incredible piece and is even better on an actual person. This is a very rare example of his work. Presents as overall excellent condition with notes to review below
The jacket zippers to close at the front and it has its original belt that buckles into place. The jumpsuit closes at the front with snaps and a zipper under those. It is tagged a Courreges size B. The flap pockets are all decorative. The fabric shows minor pilling overall and this is a natural part of the aging of this type of fabric. There is a darkened mark on the inside of one leg and a couple of minor spots on the sleeves. Some yellowing to the inner lining of the pants at the inner seam. Minor paint loss to the zipper/snaps and buckle. Please see all the photos after the label shot.
Slightly inset shoulders: 13.5"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 19" from neck to hem
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 55.5" from shoulder to hem
Inseam: 28" from hem up
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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