Designer André Courrèges, Master Of Miniskirts And Go-Go Boots, Dies
has died at 92.
Courrèges left fashion design in the '90s, dedicating himself to painting and sculpture, Vogue says.
Courrèges died after three decades of living with Parkinson's disease, Vogue says.
The designer studied engineering as a young man, before turning to fashion and textiles, the Victoria and Albert Museum writes. He worked at Balenciaga for a decade before launching his own fashion house, with the help of his wife and business partner, Coqueline Courrèges, a designer who was also mentored by Balenciaga.
"Opens his couture house in 1961. Thanks to him, women discover pants in 1963. Revolution in 1965. Miniskirt."
And along with British designer Mary Quant, he is indeed widely credited with popularizing the miniskirt.