Doucmented 1971 Pierre Cardin Graphic Wool Skirt

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An amazing 1970s black Pierre Cardin op art inspired wool skirt with a graphic print in orange, red, purple & pink. The a-line skirt has a wide sash around the waist and an uneven hemline gently mirroring the illusionist print. The skirt closes in the side with a zipper and hook & eye closure. Fully lined in silk. The skirt was photographed for L'officiel in 1971.

The skirt is equivalent to that of a modern size Small.
Pierre Cardin
Place of Origin
Wear consistent with age and use
43.31 in. L
110 cm L
Marked Size
36 (EU)
26.77 in. (68 cm)
51.97 in. (132 cm)
43.31 in. (110 cm)
Dealer Location
Copenhagen, Denmark
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.

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