This mini dress, representative work by André Courrèges, maintains a perfect balance of form and pureness. It clearly shows the trend toward body consciousness by exposure of the legs and the see-through section at the midriff.
Around 1962, mini skirt began to draw attention introduced by Mary Quant (1934–), and then they appeared in Haute Couture collection for the first time by Courrèges in 1965. The innovative emergence of the mini skirt, which created a worldwide furor, was an embodiment of the gradually increasing consciousness of the body itself, and indicated mainstream of 20th century fashion.


  • Title: Dress
  • Creator: André Courrèges
  • Fashion House: COURRÈGES PARIS
  • Manufacturer: Courrèges
  • Date Created: Autumn/Winter 1967
  • Season: Autumn / Winter 1967
  • Type: Dress
  • Photographer: ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama
  • Rights: Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute
  • Medium: White cotton satin layered with silk organdy with light green floral embroidery; silk organdy at waist.

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