David Bowie’s death earlier this week overshadowed the loss of this titan of the fashion world, who passed away on January 7 at the tender age of 92. Courrèges’ accomplishments include the miniskirt (he shares credit with Mary Quant and John Bates), the graphic A-line shift, the ribbed bodysuit, the skinny-legged hip-hugger, and the trouser suit. He was on the very cutting edge of the mid-sixties revolution in “space-age” fashions. But for this blog, he’ll always be remembered for the white, calf-length go-go boot that bears his name. RIP Andre.
- The fashion designer Andre COURREGES posed with two of his models : one wears a short, yellow and white cotton dress, the other a blue wool coat with golden buttons. January 01, 1968| Credit: Keystone-France. Getty Images
- André Courrèges, fashion designer: Daily Telegraph
- André Courrèges obituary: The Guardian
- André Courrèges, Fashion Designer Who Redefined Couture, Dies at 92: NY Times