Pierre Cardin Haute Couture Blue Silk Cocktail Dress w/Beaded Trim Ca.1966

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Circa 1966 Pierre Cardin haute couture deep blue double layered silk chiffon cocktail dress with beaded embellishments at the neck and shoulder straps. Zipper closure at center back ending in three hook and eye closures at top. Entirely lined in blue silk at the interior. In excellent condition with two barely visible dark marks at the front and some unnoticeable and scattered bead loss. As this was made to measure, please consult measurements.
MEASUREMENTS:
Bust - 34"
Waist - 35"
Hips - 40"
Length - 33"

Details

  • Material Notes
    Silk
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    33 in. L
    84 cm L
  • Bust
    34 in. (86 cm)
  • Waist
    35 in. (89 cm)
  • Hip
    40 in. (102 cm)
  • Length
    33 in. (84 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU3573040133

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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