Pierre Cardin Space Age Leather Mini Dress

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A fantastic and rare example of Pierre Cardin’s futuristic design, this low waist mini dress is the perfect way of introducing his characteristic space-age touch into your everyday wardrobe. Constructed in tan leather, this late 60's - early 70's mini dress has the classic A-line silhouette. It closes with a zip and a hook at the back, together with a snap closure behind the neck (see picture 9). Labeled "Les Vêtements de Peau de Pierre Cardin", this piece runs small to size despite being a size 10. Just pair it with a skinny pullover and thigh-high boots or flats for a smashing and unforgettable look !

Fits approx. : US 2-6 / FR 36-38

Measurements :
Low waist approx. 80 cm (31.5 inches)
Length (waist to hem) approx. 44 cm (17.3 inches) on the sides & approx. 41.5 cm (16.3 inches) at the back
Length of the front strap approx. 38.5 cm (15.2 inches)
Front length (neck to hem) approx. 78.5 cm (30.9 inches)


    Pierre Cardin
    Pierre Cardin
    Place of Origin
    Material Notes
    Acetate, Leather, Stitch, Hook and eye, Snap, Zip
    Good. Leather in good condition despite the age and the tiny spots (see pictures 7 & 8)..
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Marked Size
    10 (US)
    Seller Location
    Geneva, Switzerland
    Reference Number

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 2013

Typical response time: 2 hours

Located in Geneva, CH

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