60s Pierre Cardin Tropical Floral Silk Dress with Attached Cape

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Vividly printed tropical floral silk chiffon dress from Pierre Cardin comes with a matching cape that attaches invisibly to the dress straps with a hook and eye. Print is a hot pink and orange painterly tiki inspired floral. Dress has a scoop neck and low back, with an elasticized waist. Bias piping around neckline and armscye. Sheer cape is gathered around the neck and falls effortlessly over the shoulders. Dress is fully lined in china silk, zip back. Matching fabric covered belt has some minor wear. Designed in Paris but made in the United States.

Details

  • Material Notes
    Silk, Abstract, Allover
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Bust
    36 in. (91 cm)
  • Waist
    26 in. (66 cm)
  • Hip
    40 in. (102 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    36 in. (91 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU493652701

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 Los Angeles, CA

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