Miniskirt inventor André Courrèges is celebrating his 97th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed fashion designers of his generation.
Popular fashion designer André Courrèges has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 97th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Courrèges, a cultural icon
Born in Pau on March 9, 1923, André Courrèges' career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Courrèges' not just a great fashion designer, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little André hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for André Courrèges as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 97.
Happy Birthday, André, you're the best!
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