Courrèges, the fabled French brand that helped ignite a Space-Age frenzy some 50 years ago, is returning to the launchpad. Following a revamp of its beauty line, today it was announced that the house had appointed Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant — designers of the emerging contemporary label Coperni — as artistic directors. They’re the first to hold the position since founder André Courrèges and his wife Coqueline sold the company in 2011, and it’s expected they’ll inject the label with a youthful energy.
This is the latest triumph for the pair, who won last year’s ANDAM First Collections Prize and are among the finalists for this year’s LVMH Prize. Courrèges’ spring 2016 collection, shown this fall, will mark the beginning of their tenure.