1960s Pierre Cardin Iconic Metal Hardware Collar

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Am amazing dress purple wool dress from Pierre Cardin. It is sleeveless, slightly fitted, midi length with a center front slit. It has a stunning silver metal hardware articulating collar around the neckline and a large tear drop shaped cutout on the center of the chest. It is fully lined in purple silk, has a back painted metal zipper and the collar hooks closed.
Excellent appears unworn condition. Fits sizes Small, Medium, Large.

Bust 37"
Waist 34"
Hips 40"
Length 46"

Details

  • Material Notes
    Silk, Wool, Collar
  • Condition
    New or Never Worn
  • Marked Size
    M, L (US)
  • Bust
    37 in. (94 cm)
  • Waist
    34 in. (86 cm)
  • Hip
    40 in. (102 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    46 in. (117 cm)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU5111281073

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

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Located in New York, NY

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