80s Vintage Dress by Andre Courreges in Orange Cotton Blend
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is a vintage 80s era dress with matching jacket designed and made in France by designer Andre Courreges. The ensemble is made of an orange cotton/poly blend fabric with white stitching. Andre Courreges, of course, made his name during the 1960s, when he offered avant garde, space age influenced designs. This dress and jacket set is still cutting edge, with a 1980s design influence incorporated into its style. The jacket has large pads in the shoulders, rounded, collarless neckline and a tapered silhouette that is emphasized by the stitching. It has two white and silver toned buttons at the center waist area, one functional and the other decorative. Three identical buttons appear at the cuff of each sleeve. There is an applied faux pocket flap at each lower side. The dress features a similar silhouette with sleeveless wide cut shoulders, a slight accent to the waist and an above the knee length. It does up with a zipper at the back. The jacket is lined in orange acetate and polyester blended fabric and the dress is unlined.
Age: early 1980s
Label: Courreges Paris
Retailer label: Amen Wardy Made in France. Amen Wardy owned a number of high-end clothing boutiques, including one in Beverly Hills, from the mid 70s until 1991. His clientele included models, celebrities and even Nancy Reagan.
Color: Orange with white stitching
Material: The dress is 67% polyester blended with 33% cotton while the lining is made of 55% Acetate and 45% Cupro (polyester).
Sizing: French size 44 is indicated, which should be equivalent to a US size 14 (large), but please note the following measurements for fit:
Bust: 38”-40” around
Waist: 36” around
Hips: 38”- 40” around
Hemline: 39” around
Shoulders: 18 1/2” shoulder seam to shoulder seam
Sleeves: 20” long
Sleeve Inseam: 13”
Bust: 42” around, taken under the arms
Waist: 37” around
Condition: It is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, stains or odors. This dress and jacket looks like it saw little use and was very well cared for over the years.
This is a wonderful quality 80s era dress and jacket by a cutting edge Parisian design house - striking color, clean, youthful lines, as you would expect from Courreges....