Courreges charcoal and white houndstooth wool suede suit, 1961 France.  Infused with a fashion-forward sensibility, the suit reflects the couturier’s training at Balenciaga. Courrèges reinforced the suit’s angularity with a bold houndstooth fabric, the pattern matched with precision. Advanced tailoring techniques were required for the jacket to stand away from the body in such a sculptural manner. Museum at FIT New York.

Courreges charcoal and white houndstooth wool suede suit, 1961 France. Infused with a fashion-forward sensibility, the suit reflects the couturier’s training at Balenciaga. Courrèges reinforced the suit’s angularity with a bold houndstooth fabric, the pattern matched with precision. Advanced tailoring techniques were required for the jacket to stand away from the body in such a sculptural manner. Museum at FIT New York.

Courrèges - France 1961 Charcoal and white houndstooth wool; suede. From Courrèges’ first collection, reflects the couturier’s training at Balenciaga.

Courrèges - France 1961 Charcoal and white houndstooth wool; From Courrèges’ first collection, reflects the couturier’s training at Balenciaga.

Wool & mohair poncho with tan suede trim and brass toggles ~ Date: Spring 1964

Bonnie Cashin wool poncho, Spring From the collection of The Museum at FIT. An avid observer of American life, Cashin created eminently practical, uncomplicated clothing that catered to the independent woman of the post-war era.

SuitNorman Norell, 1964The Los Angeles County Museum of ArtFifty Shades of Grey romanticizes an abusive relationship.Instead of buying a ticket, donate to your local domestic abuse shelter.

Suit Norman Norell, 1964 The Los Angeles County Museum of Art Fifty Shades of Grey romanticizes an abusive relationship. Instead of buying a ticket, donate to your local domestic abuse shelter.

Marie Claire France September 1965  Photos Yurek, Pierre Cardin

Pierre Cardin, Marie Claire (France) September 1965 - yellow cocktail dress w/ feather trimming fashion

Balenciaga Medium: Ivory and navy blue wool Date: 1961 Country: France Credit: Gift of Wendy Jackson The great couturier Cristobal Balenciaga possessed an unparalleled mastery of tailoring. A brilliant example is this deceptively simple, one-seamed coat made of ivory and navy blue wool plaid. Crafted of a single piece of fabric, the coat morphs from a simple, flat garment into a three-dimensional form with trapezoidal gussets inset at the shoulders and a collar shaped with 20 irregular…

The great couturier Cristobal Balenciaga possessed an unparalleled mastery of tailoring. A brilliant example is this deceptively simple, one.

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