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Vintage Pierre Cardin Ivory Silk Beaded Evening Dress w Dramatic Necklace Back



This exquisite vintage Pierre Cardin Paris ivory silk evening dress is covered in alternating rows of silver bugle beads and iridescent sequins. Stunning is an understatement -this dress is absolutely breathtaking in person. There are luxurious fixed layers of pearls at the neckline that create the dramatic illusion of layered strands of pearl necklaces down the back. The silhouette is a modern take on the flapper style, with batwing sleeves and slits in the skirt. The sleeves go down to the high hip, creating the incredible drape at the sides. We think that this would be a perfect evening dress or a lovely wedding dress for a bride wanting to wear something extraordinary. We love that this is a Pierre Cardin dress, but even if it had no label, it would be a one of a kind treasure to add to any collection! This dress will fit a range of sizes from 4 to a small 8, since it drapes in such a lovely way at the sides. We are showing iti unpinned on our size 4 mannequin. The bust size is hard to measure because of the dolnan sleeves. WAIST / HIP: Up to 40" LENGTH: 45"


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    Marked Size: See Description (NA)
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  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In excellent condition, missing three bugle beads on the back.
  • Seller Location
    Portland, OR
  • Reference Number
    Seller: F220621stDibs: LU223213158142

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    Ships From: Beaverton, OR
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About the Designer

Pierre Cardin

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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