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André Courrèges Defined the Shape of Space Age Fashion

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David Bowie wasn’t the only icon we lost in the past few days. André Courrèges, the indelible Parisian fashion designer who helped to define the Space Age, also died late last week. Courrèges’ designs formed a huge part of what we think of as “futuristic” sixties fashion, and our ideas of what people would wear in space.

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Check out some of our favorite 1960s and early 1970s Courrèges designs below.

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[h/t Charles Choi]


Charlie Jane Anders is the author of All The Birds in the Sky, coming Jan 26 from Tor Books. Follow her on Twitter, and email her.

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lostengineer
lostEngineer

EEEEEP!, these models look .... thin. Reminds me the one time they had actual models working at my retail store. I offered her a twinkie.

She kicked me in the shin.