Pierre Cardin suede brown dress, circa 1968

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This Pierre Cardin brown suede dress is a fun piece that will fit perfectly within a contemporary wardrobe. Constructed in soft tan suede, the dress features a collar and long sleeves, which balance out the shorter length of the skirt. A chunky zip fastens up the front, with a smaller zip to the side and a wide belt in matching tan suede sits on the waist with a large metal buckle.

Constructed in tan suede
Featuring a belt to the waist with a silver metal buckle
Zip fastening to the front and side
Good condition with some wear to the suede, mainly under the arms and some tarnishing to the belt buckle and bears the original label
Professionally dry cleaned and ozone-treated
Inspected by a couture-trained seamstress
All vintage items have been previously worn, gentle signs of wear are an inherent part of the piece

Shoulder: 43cm
Bust: 82cm
Waist: 68cm
Hip: 78cm
Length: 91cm
Sleeve: 50cm
We estimate this piece to be a UK size S

Details

  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    35.83 in. L
    91 cm L
  • Bust
    32.28 in. (82 cm)
  • Waist
    26.77 in. (68 cm)
  • Hip
    30.71 in. (78 cm)
  • Length
    35.83 in. (91 cm)
  • Seller Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Reference Number
    LU7241480523

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: 11 hours

Located in London, GB

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