Pi­o­neer of the 1960s miniskirt dies at 92

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES -

PARIS – Fash­ion of­fi­cials say French de­signer An­dre Cour­reges, who laid claim to the in­ven­tion of the 1960s miniskirt, has died at the age of 92. His fash­ion house said in a state­ment that Cour­reges died Thurs­day night fol­low­ing a 30-year bat­tle with Parkin­son’s dis­ease. Cour­reges launched his fash­ion house in 1961. His epony­mous la­bel set the trends for such stars as Brigitte Bar­dot and Cather­ine Deneuve, who ad­mired the de­signer’s ground-break­ing ge­om­e­try, plas­tic miniskirts, space-age sil­hou­ettes and fu­tur­is­tic tex­tiles.

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