Dress and culotte ensemble, Courrèges

  • Courrèges

  • Gift of Madame Léon Gischia
  • Spring–Summer 1968
  • Nylon tulle, cotton thread embroidery
  • GAL 1998.44.3
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

This white nylon tulle minidress embroidered with flower and ball motifs testifies to the influence of Futurism and Op Art on 1960s couturiers like Courrèges. From and extreme sobriety and an optic white color, this dress, worn by the spouse of the painter Léon Gischia and donated to the museum, rejects all useless deceptions that could restrict a woman. Under the influence of Courrèges, embroidery became kinetic, monochrome, or even plastic. Jewels took on new forms, acting like fantastical elements.