Pierre Cardin navy coat, circa 1959

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This Pierre Cardin coat is constructed in an amazing shade of petrol blue wool. Smart enough for the office, this coat will look just as good worn with jeans for weekends. Featuring an exaggerated double lapel collar and overscale outside pockets on the hip, the coat has a voluminous back, creating an incredible silhouette.

Constructed in petrol blue wool
Featuring overscale outside 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: 54cm
Bust: 120cm
Waist: 104cm
Hip: 110
Length: 109cm
Sleeve: 56cm
We estimate this piece to be a UK size L
Details
Designer
Pierre Cardin
Place of Origin
France
Period
1950-1959
Material Notes
Wool, Button, Pocket
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dealer Location
London, United Kingdom
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU7241581343

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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