French Designer Mod Blue and Black Zipper Tent Dress by Courreges Paris
Not sure if it's true 60's / 70's or a little later made to look since it was altered but it's very groovy!
Zipper front all the way down with signature triangle logo pull
2 zipper side pockets lined with courreges signature fabric
No fabric details
Feels like an acetate lining and cotton linen blend
Looks like somebody altered it to be lager by adding black panels down the back slicing the label and underarms
Measurements are taken flat and are approximate:
** Spot on shoulders as seen in photo
"Andre Courreges (1923 – 2016) was trained as a civil engineer, but he chose a career in fashion. He worked throughout the 1950s as a fitter at the House of Balenciaga. He left in 1961 to form his own business. His first collections showed traces of the Balenciaga influence, but he soon began working in a new direction.
In 1964 Courreges showed the first of his “space age” inspired collections. He was the first in Paris to show the mini skirt and tunics over trousers. His work was wildly popular, and thus, widely copied. In disgust at the cheap copies of his work that were available world-wide, Courreges suddenly sold his business near the end of 1965.
Two years later, he had reopened, and along with his couture, he introduced two ready-to-wear lines: Couture Future and Hyperbole. In 1973 he began a menswear line.
Though associated most closely with the 1960s, Courreges continued to operate through the 1970s and 1980s. In the early 1990s, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac was signed to design the Courreges ready-to-wear lines. The business is still in operation."
This item is sold from an excellent, highly rated vintage boutique in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Color: Black & blue