1968 André Courrèges Couture Yellow Wool Belted Space-Age Mod Dress
A spectacular and highly coveted André Courrèges haute couture vibrant sunshine yellow wool short-sleeve mod dress dating back to his 1968 fall/winter collection. As shown, the same dress in grey is archived at the FIT Museum and was apart of their "Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme" exhibition in 2018. Andre Courreges launched his unique space-age collection in 1964. The shapes of his clothes were geometric: squares, trapezoids, triangles. The main features of his ultra-modern, uncluttered look spread quickly throughout the fashion world, especially the miniskirt, which he introduced to France. This stunning futuristic yellow wool-gabardine dress from 1968 is a proper example of his vision. The short-sleeve bodice has beautiful stitching and a center little v-shaped detail. My favorite design element is the mock belt a-line skirt construction. There are even two front pockets! As Andre Courreges once said, "The woman who interests me doesn't belong to any particular physical type. She lives a certain life, however. She is active, moves fast, works, is usually young and modern enough to wear modern, intelligent clothes." A wearable work of fashion history.
This iconic 1968 Courrèges haute couture dress is in beautiful condition with no rips, stains or holes. Garment is fully-lined and zips up the back with original metal zipper. Only sign of age are a few pulls to the fabric. Please message for detailed pictures. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.