1960s Pierre Cardin Red Checkered A-line Dress

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About

Artistic details and understated print and color are cause for rarity to this classic mod A-Line dress by Pierre Cardin in the late 60's! We at Mrs. Couture have never seen anything like this in our years of collecting and searching through archives of the late Mr. Cardin.

Sleeveless with drop waist, its details continue along the hem. Small red and white checkered print cotton fabric is both interesting and unexpected. A padded neck and waist design creates a special look for this already special dress. Another classic that can be worn anytime to any occasion.

This is a dress for the ages -- not just the space age!!!

*All MRS Couture garments have been professionally cleaned and thoroughly checked before shipping and are ready to wear upon arrival.

Details

  • Material Notes
    Cotton
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Bust
    35 in. (89 cm)
  • Waist
    33 in. (84 cm)
  • Hip
    36 in. (91 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    36.75 in. (93 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Houston, TX
  • Reference Number
    LU1032634662

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

Typical response time: 1 hour

Located in Houston, TX

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