Pierre Cardin black coat, circa 1964

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An amazing example of Pierre Cardin's modernist aesthetic, this black wool coat has a fantastic silhouette. Inverted seam detailing from the waist down creates a pleated effect, while a circle motif on the standing collar is indicative of Cardin's use of contrasting shapes within his designs. The coat fastens at the front with a concealed zip and features hidden pockets on the hip.

Constructed in black wool
Featuring a standing collar and hidden pockets on the hips
Fastening with a concealed zip and press-stud to the front
Excellent condition with the original label and fastenings
Professionally dry cleaned and ozone-treated
Inspected by a couture-trained seamstress
All vintage items have been previously worn, gentle signs of wear are an inherent part of the piece

Shoulder: 45cm
Bust: 94cm
Waist: 96cm
Hip: 118cm
Length: 110cm
Sleeve: 61cm
We estimate this piece to be a UK size M

Details

  • Period
    1960-1969
  • Material Notes
    Wool, Button, Collar, Pocket, Zip
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Seller Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Reference Number
    LU7241584633

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.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2014

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Located in London, GB

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