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Pierre Cardin brown coat, circa 1970

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This Pierre Cardin coat is an amazing piece! Constructed in brown corduroy, the coat features an exaggerated collar and fastens to the front with overscale buttons. The pockets and cuffs are in a contrasting brown patent leather, while a wool lining gives added warmth. Constructed in brown corduroy Featuring brown patent leather cuffs and pockets Buttons fastening to the front Excellent condition with the original label, lining 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: 47cm Bust: 100cm Waist: 106cm Hip: 116cm Length: 115cm Sleeve: 55cm We estimate this piece to be a UK size M

Details

  • Material notes

    Corduroy

    Leather

    Pocket

    Button

  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller location
    London, GB
  • Seller reference number
    101574
  • Reference number
    LU7241580423

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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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