André Courrèges

HQ Address
40 Rue Francois 1er Paris, 75008 France
Phone
+33 1 53 67 30 00 +33 1 47 20 36 08
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André Courrèges

Description

Founded by Andre Courreges

Belongs to Itokin

In 1961 Andre Courreges opened his own house, „Maison de Courreges“ at 48 ave Kleber in. From here he began his leap into the future, taking his "ascetic scissors" and turning out clothes that were magical in their simplicity.

In 1965 Courreges reorganized his company, and briefly before he changed his salon, banned the press from his collections (as Balenciaga had also done). When he re-opened, he had a carefully planned 3-tier structure:

„Prototypes“, his couture division „Couture future“, his de-luxe ready to wear „hyperbole“, inexpensive ready to wear.

His new premises were at 40 ave Francois premier.

1971 He introduced the Hyperbole line of sportswear for younger clients.

1973 He launched his menswear line Courreges Homme.

1979 He diversified into fine leather goods, beauty products and other related products.

1985 The Japanese group Itokin took a financial interest in the firm, although Andre Courreges is still designing his beautiful clothes.

In the mid-90's, when Andre Courreges age crossed 70 he brought in Jean Charles de Castelbajac who began designing for the house of Andre Courreges. Courreges himself still keeps an overall eye on the designs made by his house.