Pioneer of the 1960s miniskirt dies at 92
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.