1969 Pierre Cardin Pink Satin Mini Dress with Circle Motif

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At the peak of raised hemlines, this late-1960s shift mini-dress showcases the innovative craftsmanship of Pierre Cardin, striking a balance between futurism and refinement. Cardin's attention to cut is evident in the silhouette, echoing his earlier adaptation of the traditional Nehru jacket (popularized by The Beatles) as it is balanced with his ongoing exploration of a "space-age" aesthetic. The trapunto stitching of cosmic, geometric motifs upon a palette of soft, boudoir-esque pink satin could be complimented with a pair of silver, iridescent block heels.

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Details
Designer
Pierre Cardin
In the Style Of
Mod
Place of Origin
United States
Period
1960-1969
Condition
Good. A few loose stitches at the hem of the lining; mild wear around the stitched motif at the neckline area (possibly from necklace wear), however nothing significant.
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
34 in. L
86 cm L
Bust
38 in. (97 cm)
Waist
38 in. (97 cm)
Hip
40 in. (102 cm)
Length
34 in. (86 cm)
Shoulder to Hem
34 in. (86 cm)
Dealer Location
Brooklyn, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU239684112

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.

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