Sixties Space Age

Pierre Cardin had brought out futuristic fashions, space-age cat suits and body stockings in 1967 and Andre Courreges had been the pioneer of space-age designs way back in 1964. But 1968 was the year the look really took off, following the... [more]

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12.16.09
DESIGN ARTS, Fashion Design, Sixties Space Age
I thought I would post some images of Andre Courreges sixties space age fashions today. Courreges, along with Parisian couturiers like Paco Rabanne and Pierre Cardin were largely reponsible for the youthful and fun space age looks of the mid nineteen-sixties. Courreges had recieved his training under the great couturier Christobal Balenciaga; while Balenicaga's clothes should be considered as modern masterpieces, Courreges took things a step further and made fashions for the future. His clothing from the sixties is characterized by their simple cuts, often A-line silhouette, and often monochromatic color schemes. In addition to his futuristic fashions, Courreges often designed matching sunglasses, go-go boots, and helmet-like hats to match his dresses. One of his most famous clients from the decade was the

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