After ten years as an assistant to Cristóbal Balenciaga, André Courrèges opened his fashion house in 1961. His futuristic aesthetic featured clean lines, geometric shapes and a minimalist color palette, reflecting the progressive spirit of the 1960s. His silhouettes were slim and structured, with short hemlines, boxy jackets and A-line dresses becoming his trademarks, and he frequently used innovative materials such as vinyl in his designs. Courrèges challenged traditional notions of femininity by introducing pants for women, revolutionizing the way women dressed. A declared opponent of heels, his iconic flat white boots became a symbol of the era. Courrèges' cutting-edge designs reflected the zeitgeist of technological advancement and space exploration. His influence on the Space Age fashion movement and the industry as a whole cannot be overstated.