A 1968 Courreges haute couture dress in white cotton and sequins. This extremely important dress was the focal point of the late 1968 collection at Courreges and was last seen when shot for Vogue in October 1968 by the legendary photographer Jeanloup Sieff. The dress shows the work of Andre Courreges at its apex with its fluid yet sculptural lines and its unerring repetition of the ellipse references the work of Andre Courreges' mentor and teacher, Cristobal Balenciaga.
A 1968 Courreges haute couture dress in nude silk organza and over 15,000 hand-stitched sequins. The dress exemplifies Courreges' masterful fusion of the historic and the futurist with its trapeze silhouette, daringly placed panels and overall references to French military detail resulting in a piece of haute couture suited for a modern day Joan of Arc.
A 1968 Courreges haute couture dress in chocolate silk organza, white marabou feather and over 10,000 hand-stitched sequins. The dress features the modernist trapeze silhouette and the exquisite attention to detail of the finest haute couture alongside the Courreges 'pop' sensibility and playfulness of the 1960s avant garde.
A 1968 Courreges haute couture cellulose crochet mini dress. The dress is constructed of pearlised cellulose discs set within an overscale crochet of ivory silk thread and the whole is lined with nude silk jersey, enhancing the gossamer qualities of such a daring piece of haute couture.
A 1968 Courreges haute couture coat in tomato red wool. The coat illustrates Courreges' fusion of modernising tailoring alongside his passion for military detail. At once playful yet strong, the bright rich colour, white metal buttons and ovoid pockets create a strikingly modern piece of haute couture.