Pierre Cardin Gold Metallic Turban, 1950s  For Sale
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Pierre Cardin Gold Metallic Turban, 1950s


Extremely Rare Gold fabric pleated turban by Avant Garde designer Pierre Cardin. Extremely well designed and constructed. Turban can be worn high on the head or pulled down covering the crown. The turban is lined with red fabric and gross grain ribbon band. 21" and is a size small. Add some drama to your life with this iconic turban. Pierre Cardin is an Avant Garde designer who excells in branding and licensing. Early on he worked for Elsa Schaparelli and later Christian Dior. He is known for the bubble dress created in the 1960s.


  • Designer
  • Brand
    Pierre Cardin Paris New York
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Dimensions
    H 7 in. x D 21 in. x Dm 24 in.H 17.78 cm x D 53.34 cm x Dm 60.96 cm
  • Marked Size
    21' Small (US)
  • Length
    21 in. (53.34 cm)
  • Diameter
    24 in. (60.96 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Houston, TX
  • Reference Number
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About Pierre Cardin (Designer)

Best known for creating groundbreaking fashion designs from the 1950s onward, Pierre Cardin has 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 from these pages, Pierre Cardin offers an option in either that is timelessly chic.

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