EXCERPT: ANDRE COURREGES

“To make something that is true to life — that is what work is all about,” says Courreges. “I don’t care if i stay small or grow large, make money or not. that doesn’t matter. what matters is the truth; to create a true thing.
“The couture today is archaic; it lags behind life. It would take five years to catch up to life, and at the same time, life will have moved ahead….
“There are those occasions when pants are the thing to wear. they are more elegant on those occasions than any dress. Look at a man’s suit. how much more logical, realistic, contemporary than women’s clothes.
“No wonder Chanel is interested in the construction of men’s clothes. Women’s clothes are way behind.”
— June 1963

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