Andre Courreges
1923 - 2016
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Andre Courreges, 92

PARIS (AP) - Fashion officials say French designer Andre Courreges, who laid claim to the invention of the 1960s miniskirt, has died at the age of 92.

His fashion house said in a statement that Courreges died Thursday night following a 30-year battle with Parkinson's disease.

Courreges launched his fashion house in 1961. His eponymous label set the trends for such stars as Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve, who admired the designer's ground-breaking geometry, plastic miniskirts, spaceage silhouettes and futuristic textiles.

The house's designs returned to the Paris catwalk last year after decades away.

French President Francois Hollande paid tribute in a statement that described Courreges as a "revolutionary designer" who "made his mark on French haute couture."

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Published in Journal Tribune on Jan. 9, 2016.
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November 15, 2016
Valenda Newell
May 6, 2016
I really didn't know who designed the mini-skirts but I enjoyed wearing them a great deal during my late teens, twenties, and thirties. I am happy to say that I wore them well. For Mr. Courreges and his designs I am truly thankful. My condolences to his family and may you all find solace in God's promise at Jeremiah 29:11-12!
January 17, 2016
So sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences to the Courreges.
January 15, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. God sees your tears and the emptiness of your heart. May you find solace in prayer to the God of all comfort. He is your refuge in times of distress (Psalms 9:9)
January 11, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. Although your hearts are filled with pain and sorrow, our prayer is that you gain comfort and hope from God's promise to reunite us with our love ones on the earth, never having to say goodbye again. For Jesus will make this earth the problem-free paradise that His Father intended it to be. We have gained comfort and strength from this promise, may your family do the same
Wells family
January 11, 2016
He left his mark in fashion and will be missed.
January 11, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 10, 2016
Thank you Mr. Courreges for the Minskirt fashion.I have several beautiful memories of wearing your "invention" and seeing the joy it bought to me and others. May your family be blessed with prayers and wonderful memories. Rest in peace.
January 9, 2016
My condolence to the family. May God grant you all the strength to cope.
January 9, 2016
My condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you allow God's words to bring you peace. Matthew 5:4
January 9, 2016
Andre Courreges
This (once young) lady always remembered you. You made such a grand impression. May you Rest in Peace eternally.
January 9, 2016
Thanks for the invention of the miniskirt! I love you man!
Max Dean
January 9, 2016
To the Courregesfamily. Please accept my condolences. May the God who gives peace be with you all in this time of sorrow. Rom. 15:33.
Sam N
January 9, 2016
Miguel Ibarra
January 9, 2016
My deepest condolences to the Andre Courregas family for the loss of your loved one. May his memories and the God of all comfort, comfort you in this time of distress.
January 9, 2016
We'll miss you !
Adrian Barnette
January 9, 2016
January 9, 2016
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 9, 2016
Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. May the Father of tender mercies be with you all during this mournful time.
January 9, 2016
Please accept my condolences. May the "God of ALL comfort" keep you in his loving care and grant you inner peace. (2Cor 1:2-4)
Carolyn Lawrence
January 9, 2016
My sincere condolences to the family of precious Andre.May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time.
January 8, 2016
We'll miss you !
Adrian Barnette
January 8, 2016
Rest in Peace
Scott Chamberland
January 8, 2016
Our prayers are with the Courreges Family. May the God who gives peace be with all of you.--RO.15:33
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