MINI-SKIRT INVENTOR, ANDRE COURREGES, DIES

Jan 08, 2016

By Bob Komsic

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He claimed to be the one who gave women the mini-skirt back in the 60s.
60s mini-skirts
Andre Courreges has died following a 30-year battle with Parkinson’s.
He was 92.
Andres Courreges
Courreges launched his fashion house in 1961.
His trend-setting label with its plastic mini-skirts and futuristic textiles was admired by the likes of Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve 60s
and Brigitte Bardot.
Brigitte Bardot 60s
Among those to pay tribute, French President Francois Hollande who issued an on-line statement describing Courreges as a ”revolutionary designer” who ”made his mark on French haute couture.”
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