This short dress was designed by André Courreges. It is made of red wool gabardine. It has an A-line, a low square-cut neck and is sleeveless. The dress shows 2 false pockets at the front. Three welt seams emphasise each constructional section: the bodice cut under the bust, and the 2 parts of the skirt. The hem of the dress is also welted to give the desired rigidity.
André Courreges was born in France in 1923. After a brief career in engineering, he turned to fashion and joined Balenciaga with whom he worked from 1949 to 1961. From Balenciaga he learned to search for a pure, simple and sharp line. Courreges' clothes were sharp, angular and mathematically designed.


  • Title: Mini-dress, wool gabardine
  • Creator: André Courrèges
  • Date Created: 1966
  • Location Created: Paris
  • Provenance: Given by Mr Stavros Niarchos
  • Medium: Wool gabardine, lined with silk

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