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Pierre Cardin

French, b. 1922

Best known for creating groundbreaking fashion designs from the 1950s onward, Pierre Cardin enjoyed great success in other design fields, most notably furniture. Cardin’s chairs, cabinets, tables and other pieces share many of the keynotes of his clothing designs. They are simple, geometric, elegant and cool.

Cardin was born in a village near Venice, Italy, and raised in central France. Always interested in fashion, he left home at age 17 to train with a Vichy tailor. After the end of World War II, Cardin moved to Paris and worked for a succession of couture houses, before taking a job with Christian Dior in 1946. Cardin went solo in 1950, and quickly won attention for his novel style. Unlike Dior’s famous New Look, Cardin’s clothes de-emphasized a woman’s curves; his breakthrough pieces like the Bubble dress had, instead, a sculptural quality. In the following decade, Cardin introduced bright tunic dresses and shifts, marketed as the Space Age look and accessorized with vinyl hats and visors.

In the 1970s Cardin expanded his design work into furniture, jewelry and automobiles. (Later, licensing agreements would put Cardin’s name on goods ranging from perfume to sunglasses.) Cardin’s furniture pieces — inspired, perhaps, by the rediscovery of Art Deco design in that decade — feature simple, symmetrical forms, lacquer and figured veneer finishes, and accents in metals such as aluminum and brass.

Whether you are looking for a vintage cocktail dress or a chest of drawers to keep it in, as you will see on 1stDibs, Pierre Cardin offers an option in either that is timelessly chic.

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$2,162
Vintage 1968 Pierre Cardin Colorful Psychedelic Pleated Chiffon Mod Mini Dress
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Spectacular late 1960's Pierre Cardin pleated silk chiffon babydoll mini dress in a vibrant psychedelic print. In 1951 Cardin opened his own couture house and by 1957, he started a r...
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1960s Pierre Cardin

Vintage Emerson Fittipaldi Black Rectangular 70'S Collector France Sunglasses
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Ultra Rare And Seldom Piece. Vintage Emerson Fittipaldi Black Rectangular Frame With Brown Lenses. This Beauty Has Sign Of Wear On Them Due To Nearly 60 Years Of Storage. A Sough...
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1970s Pierre Cardin

1970s Pierre Cardin Gold Metal Clutch with Black Tassels
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Just fabulous Pierre Cardin hard clutch from the 1970s. Gold metal and oval in shape with a 3D geometric design. Embellished with beautiful black and gold twisted rope with black tas...
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1970s Pierre Cardin

1960S PIERRE CARDIN Kelly Green Wool Iconic Mod Mini Skirt With Chrome Buttons
By Pierre Cardin
Located in New York, NY
1960S PIERRE CARDIN Kelly Green Wool Iconic Mod Mini Skirt With Chrome Buttons, Lined In Rayon
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1960s Pierre Cardin

New Vintage Zollitsch 249 420 Robust Oversized Frame Brown Lens 1970 Sunglasses
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New vintage Zollitsch 249 420 tortoise robust oversized frame. Spotless brown gradient lenses. This pair have slight wear on them due to to nearly 40 years of storage. FRONT : 14.5...
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1960s Pierre Cardin

Vintage Oversized Pierre Cardin Sunglasses in White w/ Faux Marble Blue Trim
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Portland, OR
These are fabulous oversized vintage Pierre Cardin sunglasses in white with blue marbleized trim. Marked Pierre Cardin Ref Opera France. WIDTH from edge of frame: 6” WIDTH of lens:...
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Late 20th Century Pierre Cardin

New Vintage Pierre Cardin Ski Haute Sports Light Grey Lens 1970's Sunglasses
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Pierre Cardin blue Ski frame with grey lenses. This pair has slight wear on them due to 50 years of storage. \ Comes wit its original Pierra Cardin Sleeve. New, nev...
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1970s Pierre Cardin

Vintage Pierre Cardin Castlecliff Red Jumbo Statement Silver Shield Necklace
By Pierre Cardin
Located in San Diego, CA
Amazing vintage Pierre Cardin & Castlecliff Deep Red Ball necklace! Beautiful matte silver shield pendant. Signed, "Castlecliff" & Pierre Cardin. Easily transitions from day to night...
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1960s Pierre Cardin

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Pierre Cardin fashion for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Pierre Cardin fashion. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red, blue, purple and other tones. Most of the items here were designed during the 20th Century, but you can find examples that were created as recently as the 21st Century and Contemporary. Customers who are interested in this designer might find the work of Emanuel Ungaro, André Courrèges and Christian Lacroix appealing. Find haute couture, vintage and designer Pierre Cardin fashion from top boutiques around the world on 1stDibs. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $36 and tops out at $10,500, while the average work can sell for $752.

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