Designed by André Courrèges / Coat dress / 1965Designed by André Courrèges
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Creator Name: Courrèges, André
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: French, born 1923
Creator Name-CRT: Designed by André Courrèges
Title: Coat dress
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1965
Creation End Date: 1965
Creation Date: 1965
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Main dress-Womenswear
Materials and Techniques: wool, silk
Dimensions: L. at center back 38 in. (96.5 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1974.136.3
Credit Line: Gift of Kimberly Knitwear Inc., 1974

Courrèges' sensibility evolved from his training with Balenciaga. In this coat dress, he applied the surgical cut and strict tailoring to the geometric planes of 1960s fabric. The thrown-back rolled collar derives from Balenciaga, as does a responsiveness to comfort. Attuned to the fashion of the very young, as inspired by Mary Quant and Pierre Cardin, Courrèges retained Balenciaga's flattering attention to the details that obscure age.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1974.136.3
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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