Pierre Cardin Beaded Dress

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Pierre Cardin gave us this ravishing below the knee dress in the 1960s. The gauzy silk keeps this little black dress curious and sexy. We love how the sheerness of the fabric becomes apparent with your movement! The beaded detail around a neckline and wrists give the piece a polished and noble look.

Details

  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    43 in. L
    109 cm L
  • Marked Size
    6-10 (US)
  • Bust
    42 in. (107 cm)
  • Waist
    44 in. (112 cm)
  • Hip
    46 in. (117 cm)
  • Length
    43 in. (109 cm)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU1612589802

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 2015

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Located in New York, NY

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