1990s Pierre Cardin Evolution Burgundy Stretch Velvet Evening Gown

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This "Evolution de Pierre Cardin" dress was created after the fall of the Berlin wall and Cardin employed experts from formerly communist countries to produce his garments... as part of his own evolution and the world's, as well.

Striking 1990's "Evolution de Pierre Cardin" dress pays homage to his space age look of the 60's. Burgundy wine stretch velvet creates a stunning silhouette, while semicircular features on the bottom half of the dress account for its artful design. This straight fitting dress will add drama to any holiday affair for many seasons to come!

Own an amazing piece of art and cultural history. Its value should only increase over time.

Seam allowance can be let out 2 inches
Hem can be lengthened 2 1/2 inches

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Details

  • Designer
    Pierre Cardin
  • Place of Origin
    Czech Republic
  • Period
    1990-1999
  • Material Notes
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  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Marked Size
    40 (EU)
  • Bust
    34 in. (86 cm)
  • Waist
    28.5 in. (72 cm)
  • Hip
    36 in. (91 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    61 in. (155 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Houston, TX
  • Reference Number
    LU10321091872

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

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Located in Houston, TX

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