Designer André Courrèges began his professional career in Paris in 1945. He attended Haute Couture classes at the Ecole Supérieure du Vêtement (Superior College of Clothing). Five years later, his great skills in the world of fashion made him become the personal assistant of Cristóbal Balenciaga, whom he has always considered his instructor and they worked together for more than 10 years.
In the 60’s Courrèges decided to launch his own Haute Couture brand revolutionizing the fashion world with his avant-garde design, quite unconventional at that time.
In 1972, he launched his first perfume with the name of Empreinte, which was the first of a whole line of author fragrances. At the moment, Courreges firm has become part of the big perfume group Lorience from Paris.