1 of 8 images

1967 Rare Iconic Pierre Cardin Wool Trapeze Accordian Pleat Coat Dress


A 1967 rare Pierre Cardin pale blue melton wool coat dress with graduated accordion pleats from collar to hem. This spectacular statement piece is for the serious collector - Cardin made a similar model for Mia Farrow which she can be seen wearing in her first starring role in the film "A Dandy in Aspic" and was auctioned in 2008 for over $19k. (See images) The coat dress features circular padded roll collar with prestud fasteners, a heavy brass zipper and an oversize ring pull at the center front, a self fabric hem band, 3/4 tube sleeves and blue silky lining. In very good condition. There is no size tag but my guess is it would fit a size 4 or 6. Labeled: Pierre Cardin Paris 'collection' modeles exclusifs pour l'Allemagne. MEASUREMENTS: Shoulders: 15.5" Bust: 44" Sleeves: 21" Length: 36"


  • Condition
    Good. The coat is in very good condition with some scattered areas where the wool has been seamlessly repaired using the invisible French reweaving technique. Two or three very tiny areas with the beginning of wear to the wool..
  • Marked size
    4 or 6 (US)
  • Seller location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Pierre Cardin (Manufacturer)

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.

About the Seller

Top Seller
1stdibs seller since 2012
Typical response time: 2 hrs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

More From This Seller

Vintage Pierre Cardin Wool Cap Sleeve Vest W/Mi...

Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin

Vintage Pierre Cardin brown & tan wool cap sleeve vest with brown mink trim. Three snap closure at the top. In excellent condition. No size tag, please consult measurements. MEASURE...


Pierre Cardin Aqua Blue Melton Wool Coat w/Spac...

Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin

Late 1960's/early 1970's Pierre Cardin aqua blue melton wool coat with oversized collar and classic Cardin stitched circle design motif at center front near waist. Oversized metal zi...

NaN Sale Price
43% Off

1970's Pierre Cardin Sequin Set W/Large Flower ...

Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin

1970's Pierre Cardin sequin blouse & trouser pant set w/large white flower outline print and ruffled collar and hem. Matching ribbon waist tie. In excellent condition. No size ta...


Pierre Cardin Haute Couture Lame Cocktail Dress...

Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin

A circa 1966 Pierre Cardin haute couture cocktail dress in purple, silver and pink ombre lame with beading at the collar and the classic Cardin keyhole opening at the back below the ...

You May Also Like

Pierre Cardin Couture woollen Coat

Pierre Cardin

France Paris Circa 1968/1970 A wide and long ivory woolen coat labelled Pierre Cardin Paris New-York dating from the main creative years of the couturier. Thick ivory wool woven wi...

NaN Sale Price
50% Off

Pierre Cardin Creme Wool Car Coat. 1960's.

Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin

Beautifully tailored 1960's creme wool car coat by Pierre Cardin. Straight cut. Perfect for day into evening. Fully lined. Shiny black enamel buttons. Excellent Condition. Labelled: ...


1970's PIERRE CARDIN coyote fur coat with ribbe...

Pierre Cardin

Very rare coyote fur coat with soft black ribbed trim from Pierre Cardin dating to the 1970's. Fits a size 4 or 6. Bust measures approximately 34", shoulders 16", waist 30&...


Pierre Cardin Plaid Wool Coat circa 1960s

Pierre Cardin

This is a wool coat by Pierre Cardin c. 1960s. It features a plaid pattern and an oversized collar and flared 3/4 sleeves. Shoulder to shoulder is 14.5" Sleeve length is 19.5...


1970s Pierre Cardin Grey Trenchcoat

Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin

1970s Pierre Cardin Grey Trenchcoat Made in France Size label 38 All measurements taken flat: Shoulders: 15" Sleeve: 40.5" Armpit to armpit: 17" Bust: 17" Waist...


1968 Pierre Cardin Ivory White Cotton-Twill Mod...

Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin

Marvelous 1968 Pierre Cardin designer jacket in a rich fully-lined white cotton twill. In 1951 Cardin opened his own couture house and by 1957, he started a ready-to-wear line; a bol...


Pierre Carin Pied de poule Coat

Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin

Pierre Carin Pied de poule Coat black and white coat totally made in paris composition wool


pierre cardin black leather jacket

Pierre Cardin

This jacket with silver details has 2 buttons and 2 pockets. The size is UK 10