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1960's Pierre Cardin Couture Silk Dress With Cape

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Incredible dress from Pierre Cardin. Constructed of off white silk fabric with abstract navy shapes with rows of trapunto embroidery at the neck, wrists and hem. An amazing cape drapes from the shoulders the length of the back of the dress. it is double layered, folded into and attached under side at the center back seam and flows as you move. A spectacular dress, I have not seen another like it. Fully lined, hand stitched center back zipper and side panel seaming. A real couture piece from the 1960's. There is a tiny unnoticeable mark 1 cm on the front that does not show up in photos VINTAGE SCHIECK Excellent possibly nworn condition. Fits sizes Medium, Large. Measurements Bust 38" Waist 38" Hips 40" Shoulders 15" Sleeves 25" Length 36"

Details

  • Material notes

    Collar

    Cuff

    Silk

    Abstract

    Fabrics

  • Condition
    New or Never Worn.
  • Bust
    38 in. (96.52 cm)
  • Waist
    38 in. (96.52 cm)
  • Hip
    40 in. (101.6 cm)
  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Reference number
    AU140202511136

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About Pierre Cardin (Designer)

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.

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