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Woman's suit

French
1970s
Designed by André Courrèges (French, born in 1923)


Dimensions

Center back (jacket): 61 cm (24 in.) Length (pants): 76.2 cm (30 in.) Length (belt): 89.5 cm (35 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2006.2005.1-3

Medium or Technique

Woven and knit wool, plastic, leather, silk, metal

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black double-breasted jacket with knit sleeves and collar with a knit pattern that alternates between metallic and matte black. There are six (6) metal snaps in two rows down the front and one at each cuff, each is covered in plastic, giving the illusion of a button. There is a seam at the natural waist and thee (3) additional seams down the back, on the each side seams is a belt loop. Label: “Courreges/Paris/couture future/0037782/Made in France/b”. Black pants with center front zipper, snap and hook closure and side pockets. Label:Courreges/Paris/couture future/0037782/Made in France/b”. Black leather belt.

Provenance

Purchased by donor in the 1970s. Gift to MFA December 13, 2006.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Stuart C. Welch