André Courrèges photographed in his house in the Basque Country Born in Pau in 1923, André Courrèges left us in 2016, at the age of 92. Founder of the house that bears his name, the French couturier was an icon of the 1960s with his collections of trapeze dresses, miniskirts and vinyl jackets. In this farm-workshop in the Basque Country, near Saint-Jean-de-Luz, he created tirelessly. Visual tour of Machoenia. July 1978. André Courrèges and his wife Coqueline, with whom he worked hand in hand, in their farm-workshop in the Basque Country. Located near Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the property is called Machoenia.