Pierre Cardin Black/Brown Ottoman Ribbed 1960s Coat

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Classic 1960s design from Pierre Cardin in a three-dimensional ribbed fabric in black and brown narrow stripes. Single-breasted, with small collar and belted back. Slit pockets in shaped seam, with false flap. Petite sizing.
Details
Designer
Pierre Cardin
Brand
Pierre Cardin
Place of Origin
United States
Period
1960-1969
Condition
Excellent. Small imperfection below bottom button.
Bust
36 in. (91 cm)
Hip
38 in. (97 cm)
Shoulder to Hem
36 in. (91 cm)
Dealer Location
Alford, MA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
AU131028209543

About Pierre Cardin

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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307 West Rd.
Alford MA 01266
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