Pierre Cardin Wool Eggplant Purple Sheath Dress, 1950s  For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 7 images

Pierre Cardin Wool Eggplant Purple Sheath Dress, 1950s

About

Rare.... this wool sleeveless, crewneck sheath dress by Pierre Cardin is absolutely charming! The dress features a belt-like center waist panel and a tulip-like slit in the center of the front of the dress. The dress' two curved front pockets are accented by strips of scalloped suede in petal-like arrangements. The suede strips themselves are accented with silver studs. The dress is fully lined. Modern US Size 4 Slit: 7 inches *All garments and accessories have been professionally cleaned and thoroughly checked before shipping. They are ready to wear upon arrival.

Details

  • Condition Details
    The dress lining is slightly discolored.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Marked Size
    4 (US)
  • Bust
    34.5 in. (87.63 cm)
  • Waist
    29 in. (73.66 cm)
  • Hip
    38.5 in. (97.79 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    38.25 in. (97.16 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Houston, TX
  • Reference Number
    LU10322011443
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Delivery, Returns & Payment

  • Delivery
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 1 day of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Pierre Cardin (Manufacturer)

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

5 / 5
Vetted
Platinum Seller
1stdibs seller since 2014
Located in Houston, TX
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
1960s Pierre Cardin Black Linen Dress for Takas...
Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin
1960s Casual Dresses
This 1960's Pierre Cardin dress is perfect for any occasion! Its brilliant design allows you to dress it up or down, wear it evening or night, or make it classic or mod! Made of lin...
1960s Pierre Cardin Cerise Silk Dress and Cape
Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin
1960s Evening Dresses
Although the cape on this 1960s red and pink floral print evening dress by Pierre Cardin is too small to let you fly into the room, you can at least smoothly glide in, knowing all ey...
1960s Pierre Cardin Eggplant Purple Pleated Dress
Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin
1960s Evening Dresses
Romantic 1960s Pierre Cardin dress. This knee-length dress appears to be composed entirely of open and closed pleats. The pleated look of the dress creates a vertical stripe effect...
21st Century Black Studded Gucci Dress
Gucci, Tom Ford
21st Century and Contemporary Sheath Dresses
This A-Line black beauty is strikingly edgy - a Gucci masterpiece. The embellishments along the sides add glamour and interest. At the same time adding class and sophistication. Diam...
You May Also Like
Vintage Pierre Cardin 1968 Black & White Hounds...
Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin
1960s Day Dresses
Vintage Pierre Cardin black & white wool houndstooth space age dress featuring 3/4 length sleeves and a high neck with silver metal mod detail. Circa 1968. Size: 4/6 Excellent Con...
Pierre Cardin haute couture wool dress with cir...
Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin
1970s Day Dresses
Black wool haute couture dress with circular cut outs backed in red wool, designed by Pierre Cardin. Approximate measurements: bust 34", waist 32", hips 38" and length...
PIERRE CARDIN c.1980's Black & Ivory Colorblock...
Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin
1980s Cocktail Dresses
Vintage Pierre Cardin c.1980's black and ivory color-block wool cocktail dress. Long sleeve shift style. Crew neckline. Stylized curved princess seams. Center back zipper closure. Ce...
1970s Pierre Cardin Terry Cloth Maxi Dress w/Mu...
Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin
1970s Maxi Dresses
This 1970s Pierre Cardin terry cloth maxi dress with fitted bodice, A-line silhouette and bright orange, acid green and purple bands at the hem. Zips up the center back. In excellent...
1970s Pierre Cardin Mod Graphic Jersey Wool Day...
Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin
1970s Day Dresses
A Pierre Cardin sleeveless wool jersey dress in creme and brown with graphic print design. I'm such a fan of this hip and sophisticated mod day dress with its flared skirt and modern...
Iconic Pierre Cardin Space Age Mod Day Dress w/...
Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin
1970s Day Dresses
Iconic 1972 Pierre Cardin black wool jersey day dress with red abstract motif, oversized black buttons and square shoulders with notched arm holes. Fully lined at the interior and zi...
Pierre Cardin Navy Blue Linen Mod Sculpted Pock...
Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin
1960s Aesthetic Day Dresses
Spectacular mid 1960's Pierre Cardin designer dress in a rich navy-blue tailored linen. In 1951 Cardin opened his own couture house and by 1957, he started a ready-to-wear line; a bo...
Iconic Vintage Pierre Cardin 1960s 60s Black Wo...
Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin
1960s Cocktail Dresses
Iconic and rare! 1960s Pierre Carding black wool midi dress! A sleek design, witha slight A-Line fit that looks incredible on the body! Chic cut-out above bust, adorned with a silk ...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries