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Iconic 1960s 60s Vintage Pierre Cardin Black Wool ' Car Wash ' Space Age Dress

$3,450

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Extremely rare, and iconic 1960s Pierre Cardin 'Car Wash' dress! Intricately hand sewn, with impeccable construction. Black wool petals perfectly placed throughout the entire dress. Looks amazing on the body, and fantastic on the dance floor. Fully lined. In great condition. Approximately Size Small - Medium Measurements: 34 inch bust 30 inch waist 38-40 inch hips 46 inches from top shoulder to hem

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  • Dimensions
    Marked Size: Small - Medium (US)Bust: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Waist: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Hip: 40 in. (101.6 cm)Shoulder to Hem: 46 in. (116.84 cm)
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU662446622

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    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 7-9 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Chicago, IL
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About Pierre Cardin (Designer)

Best known for creating groundbreaking fashion designs from the 1950s onward, Pierre Cardin 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 on 1stDibs, Pierre Cardin offers an option in either that is timelessly chic.

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