Friday, June 22, 2012

Andre Courreges Pant Suits - 1965

This is André Courrèges playing rugby in 1965.  The designer is perhaps best known for introducing the mini skirt to Paris couture in 1964, but he also was one of the first to champion the idea of pants becoming acceptable streetwear for women.  For Spring, 1965, Courrèges showed several versions of the pant suit.  He paired his pants with flat Mary Jane shoes that had little open toes or short white go-go boots.  Courrèges did not like high heels and always showed his clothing with flat shoes or boots.

Pure white wool pant suit with geometric bands.  A navy and white striped t-shirt was worn under the jacket.

A short double-faced wool jacket reverses from beige to white, worn with white wool pants.  Note the designer's famous tennis ball sunglasses.

Wool check suit with a short sleeve jacket and pants belted below the waist.  Worn with a funnel necked t-shirt.

White sailcloth pant suit with navy grosgrain ribbons accenting the seams.  Note the stripes of ribbon on the inside of the jacket.

Pale pink wool checked with black and bound with white.  Tunic length jacket has little cap sleeves.

Pants for evening?  Why not?  Pink and white checkerboard sequins with a white glazed cotton t-shirt.  The low slung pants have a belt with a bow in front and pink sequined suspenders.  Even the Mary Jane shoes are covered in pink sequins!