Rare 1960s Pierre Cardin Haute Couture Little Black Dress For Sale
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Rare 1960s Pierre Cardin Haute Couture Little Black Dress

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A stunning 1960s Pierre Cardin Haute Couture dress in a heavy black silk with impeccable couture finish. The classic shift dress has paneling down the front and a simple scoop neckline. The dress has a low-cut back and closes with a zipper and hook & eye closure. The dress corresponds to that of a modern size Large.

Details

  • Designer
  • Place of origin
    France
  • Period
  • Condition
    Good. The dress has been altered up one size from the original and has a minor repair to the seam on the left side of the bust. Minor wear has also occurred to the fabric..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Altered (not by designer).
  • Dimensions

    D 40.16 in.

    D 102 cm

  • Bust
    39.38 in. (100 cm)
  • Waist
    33.08 in. (84 cm)
  • Hip
    37.8 in. (96 cm)
  • Length
    40.16 in. (102 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    40.16 in. (102 cm)
  • Seller location
    Copenhagen, DK
  • Seller reference number
    191
  • Reference number
    LU1332691182

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About Pierre Cardin (Designer)

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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