Rare 1960s Pierre Cardin Black Grommet Space Age Sheath Dress

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Incredibly rare vintage 1960s Pierre Cardin black dress! From the coveted 'Space Age' era, this beauty features gold grommets, with original white vinyl ties up the front. Can be worn with ties in a bow, or let loose. Wonderful shift/sheath shape that is so easy to wear, and is extremely flattering! Pockets at both sides of front waist. Easily transitions from day to night. Looks great with sandals, wedges, boots, or heels. Fully lined. Made in France. In great condition. Approximately Size Small-Medium

36-40 inch bust (depending on ties)
Up to 32 inch waist
Up to 40 inch hips
Pierre Cardin
Pierre Cardin
Place of Origin
Material Notes
Cotton, Linen, Cut work, Finish, Laces, Stitch, Tie, Collar, Dart, Hook and eye
Wear consistent with age and use
Marked Size
Small-Medium (US)
32 in. (81 cm)
Dealer Location
San Francisco, CA
Number of Items
Reference Number

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.

Brent Amerman
1488 Harrison St, #302
San Francisco CA 94103
(323) 688-3697
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