1969-1970 Haute Couture Pierre Cardin Cut Out Dress

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I am dating this to the 1969-1970 collection based on the example held in The Metropolitan Museum's permanent archives. You can see the very similar design treatment at the front with that incredible scooped out detail. The best Cardin designs have this molded sculptural element to them and this one has that in spades. The dress is constructed from a deep chocolate wool of a mid-weight that holds the sculpted shape perfectly. It is a sleek and simple column that when off of the hanger literally falls in a straight, tubular shape. The dress is meant to define the shape rather then the body under it. That being said, the dress has its own version of sexuality with that high front scoop that shows a lot of leg and the low cut neckline that mirrors the scoop on the skirt and falls low below the bust. Holding that scoop in place is a signature circle of the same fabric that looks suspended between the fabric. This is Cardin at his best and is an instantly recognizable and rare design. It is very rare and very special. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a brown silk and closes with a back zipper and hook & eye at the neck.

Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 47" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Reference Photo: ca. 1970 Pierre Cardin Evening Dress from The MET Collection.

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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  • Seller Location
    Toronto, Canada
  • Reference Number
    LU1282165833
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