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Crazy for Courrèges

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Those of you who follow This Week’s Look know how much we covet vintage André Courrèges. That’s why this week we are thrilled to show you this rare 1960s Courrèges two-tone mod/space age dress. Look at that hand-written label, custom designed for Bonwit Teller. Just unbelievable. This dress is everything you would expect from a 1960s Courrèges, simple structure, clean lines, and very expensive (but the seller is accepting offers). Click on the images below to see the seller’s eBay listing. And click here to read more about the designer.

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A Rare Courrèges Find

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This week on eBay we found this immaculate vintage (late-1960s) “Couture Future” space age dress by André Courrèges. For the uninitiated, André Courrèges is the self-proclaimed inventor of the mini-skirt who launched his ultra-modern ‘Space Age’ collection in 1964 and went on to become one of the most copied fashion designers of all time. Read my earlier post about the designer here. Click on the images below to see the seller’s eBay listing.

Double Take

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Here is a white version of that vintage Courrèges coat I posted earlier today.

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November 23, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Vintage Courrèges Coat

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Calling all vintage Courrèges collectors, this bright orange, double-breasted pea coat is currently up for auction on eBay. I love this timeless cut, superb structure and Peter Pan collar. Current bid $55. Click on the image to see the full listing. And to find out more about the often copied designer, see my earlier post about André Courrèges here.

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November 23, 2011 at 12:19 am

Redux on the Runway

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Prada debuted some fantastic 1960s inspired dresses for the label’s Fall 2011 collection. This little number below is one of my favorites; a dropped waist, almost schoolgirl frock, with a crisp, pleated skirt and low slung belt. I especially love the high, rounded neck and oversized buttons. I’m not crazy about how they styled the dress with those snakeskin boots. I would’ve chosen sleek, white mid-calf boots with a square toe instead, but then Prada surely would’ve been accused of copying André Courrèges.

A drop-waisted shift dress is a classic wardrobe staple and you can always find some excellent vintage pieces on eBay and etsy in every price range. Below are some similar silhouettes we found this week. Click on each image to see the full listing.

Vintage 1960s pea coat dress with chinchilla collar on eBay. Buy it now for $599 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s pink plaid scooter dress from MissTurnstyles on etsy. $50.

Vintage 1960s black and brown checkered dress set from theparaders on etsy. $56.

Vintage 1960s St. John drop-waisted dress from tripoutvintage on etsy. $59.

Vintage 1960s pleated shift dress by R&K Originals on eBay. Current bid $19.99.

Vintage 1960s preppy shift dress with pleats from OurLadyVintage on etsy. $28.

Vintage 1960s plaid mini dress. Buy it now for $112 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s drop-waisted dress from Veramode on etsy. $38.

Vintage 1960s nautical shift dress from LaRobedeMesReves on etsy. $34.

vintage 1960s sunshine shift dress from ManicVintage on etsy. $28.

Vintage 1960s color block shift dress on eBay. Buy it now for $28.

Vintage 1960s Sherry Kent drop-waisted dress on eBay. Buy it now for $100.

Vintage 1960s navy pleated shift dress from PopFizzVintage on etsy. $27.

Vintage 1960s striped scooter dress from redangora on etsy. $24.

Vintage floral, belted shift dress on eBay. Buy it now for $90.

Vintage 1960s sleeveless shift dress from snapitupvintage on etsy. $15.

Vintage 1960s dress with tiny houndstooth print. Buy it now on eBay for $49.

Vintage 1960s Fred Rothschild dress on eBay. Buy it now for $100.

Vintage 1960s lavender shift dress on eBay. Buy it now for $90.

Vintage 1960s drop-waisted dress on eBay. Buy it now for $32 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s chiffon and lace mini dress on eBay. Buy it now for $118.

Vintage watercolor floral shift on eBay. Buy it now for $130.

Vintage 1960s paisley drop-waisted, pleated dress on eBay. Buy it now for $120.

Vintage yellow and navy plaid dress from TheOliveSlip on etsy. $35.

Vintage 1960s Jean Patou wool dress on eBay. Buy it now for $349.

1966: Mod Men

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The “Mad Men” season four finale was set in October 1965, so we can logically assume that the fifth season, premiering in March 2012, will be set in 1966, the same year a subway strike brought New York City to a standstill. I can’t wait to see how they integrate that into the show.

1966 was a year of ups. Inflation was up, race tensions were high, the war in Vietnam was escalating, hemlines soared, and the U.S. and Soviets were involved in a little space race to the moon. Up, up and away! 1966 also marked the year the Black Panther Party was formed and when feminists founded the National Organization for Women (NOW).

On the fashion front, 1966 was all about London’s Carnaby Street look. André Courrèges had recently invented go-go boots and the mini-skirt, Pierre Cardin was doing the space age thing and Twiggy, dubbed “The Face of 1966,” dominated fashion magazines.   

This week, we are getting in the mod mood with some 1960s-flavored shoes and boots. Get them now before season five begins and you will be way ahead of the curve. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

Vintage 1960s space age white patent pumps on eBay. $75.

Vintage 1960s patent leather white and caramel shoes from whiteflufflyclouds on etsy. $46.

Vintage 1960s white buckle loafers on eBay. $35.

Vintage Florsheim white and brown leather loafers on eBay. $35.

Vintage 1960s CHRISTIAN DIOR mod gladiator heels on etsy. $178 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s white patent mary janes from DJVintage on etsy.

Vintage 1960s white patent leather heels from salvagehouse on etsy. $20.

Vintage 1960s beige patent leather heels from 101Vintage on etsy. $19.

Vintage new old stock 1960s white patent leather loafer pumps from llandr on etsy. $34.

Vintage “Joyce of California” white leather mary janes on eBay. $45.

Vintage dead stock 1960s mod white shoes with tassel. $50 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s NEVER WORN navy blue patent loafers from Mirror Mirror Boutique. $70.

Insta-gators! Transform your shoes into go-go boots. Vintage 1960s black vinyl go-go stockings from snapitupvintage on etsy. $110.

Vintage 1960s mod leather boots, made in Brazil. From suffer4fashionvintag on etsy. $50.

Jones New York off-white square toe ankle boots on eBay. Current bid $7.99.

Vintage 1960s go-go boots on eBay. $50 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s white vinyl go-go boots from alfa3 on etsy. $90.

Vintage Twiggy white patent leather short boots from GreatShoesandBags on etsy. $60.

Vintage 1960s red patent go-go boots from Mirror Mirror Boutique. $65.

PRADA black leather mid-calf boots on eBay. $170 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s gold metallic stretch boots from hillbillyfilly on etsy. $72.

Vintage 1960s dead stock go-go boots from snapitupvintage on etsy. $158.

Vintage 1960s white patent gladiator boots from retrothreadz on etsy. $300.

Vintage 1970s cream stretch vinyl go-go boots on eBay. Buy it Now for $9.99.

Vintage 1960s white leather cutout boots from sadiedeluxe on etsy. $165.

Vintage 1970s navy blue stretch vinyl go-go boots on eBay. Buy it Now for $9.99.

Vintage 1960s golden metallic go-go boots from retrothreadz on etsy. $125.

Fashion Files: André Courrèges

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André Courrèges, self-proclaimed inventor of the mini-skirt, launched his ultra-modern ‘Space Age’ collection in 1964 and went on to become one of the most copied fashion designers of all time. A former civil engineer, Courrèges’ clothes were sharp, angular and mathematically designed. His clean-cut collection included trouser suits with immaculately cut straight legs and streamlined jackets. The look was created using heavyweight gabardines and other heavy fabrics to maintain a rigid structure. He also employed PVC, metal and plastic in many of his designs.  

Today, vintage Courrèges pieces from the 1960s are rare and can sell for hundreds of dollars. Below are some vintage Courrèges items found on eBay and etsy this week. Click on each image to see the full listing.

Courrèges red wool gabardine mini-dress, 1964. Photo credit: Victoria & Albert Museum. Dress donated by Stavros Niarchos.

Vintage Courrèges “Eskimo” sunglasses. Current bid $162.47 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s Courrèges Sunkist orange PVC jacket from TimelessVixenVintage on etsy. $550.

Vintage Courrèges cap toe patent gogo boots from pamcoco on etsy. $335.

Vintage Courrèges lavender a-line dress from vintagedresscloset on etsy. $395.

Vintage Courrèges purple PVC vest by pamcoco on etsy. $525.

Vintage Courrèges dress with mesh back from violentvintage on etsy. $390.

Vintage 1960s Courrèges structured jacket from EndlessAlley on etsy. $110.

Mod Courrèges orange vinyl wallet from snapitupvintage on etsy. $175.

Vintage Courrèges modernist earrings from popgoesmyvintage on etsy. $40.

Vintage Courrèges black vinyl purse from snapitupvintage on etsy. $285.

Vintage Courrèges “Futur Couture” dress. $690 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s Courrèges ivory wool and mohair dress from thriffany on etsy. Also available in black. $250.

Vintage 1960s Courrèges navy blue handbag from TheMysteryDrawer on etsy. $150.

Vintage Courrèges stamped enamel necklace. $95 on eBay.

Vintage Courrèges sheer sweater from violentvintage on etsy. $120.

Vintage Courrèges sweater with drawstring waist. $109.99 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s Courrèges silk scarf. $160 on eBay.

Vintage Courrèges “Sport Futur” dress. $213.34 on eBay.

Vintage Courrèges sunglasses frames on eBay. $85.

Vintage Courrèges Hyperbole wool jacket. $699.95 on eBay.

Vintage Courrèges sculptural sunglasses. $980 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s Courrèges cashmere blend turtleneck sweater. $70 on eBay.