1960s Pierre Cardin Mod Silk Dress

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A great 1960's dress from Pierre Cardin made of silk chiffon in an colorful abstract pattern of blues, green, fuchsia and white. It has sheer delicate billow sleeves which gather at the wrists. The body of the dress is comprised of tucks extending from the top to the hips where they release into small pleats to the hem. It has an optional tie belt and looks great with and without it. It is fully lined and has a back zipper.
Excellent condition.

Bust 36"
Waist 32"
Hips 41"
Shoulders 15"
Sleeves 23"
Length 40"

Fits size Medium.
Details
Designer
Pierre Cardin
Place of Origin
France
Period
1960-1969
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Condition
Excellent
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU511430042

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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