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1970s Pierre Cardin Minimalist Sterling and Gold Ring



Minimalist sterling and gold ring for Pierre Cardin. The 1 1/8" x 7/8" 14k and sterling ring with a flat rectangular square sterling shank embracing a 14k saucer shaped disk. Cardin , known as the "ready to wear" king, was responsible for bringing avant-garde space age fashion, right into the main stream of the population. Hey, he designed the clothing for "Star Trek" what can I say! His success as a designer and marketer is nearly unmatched. Clothing, accessories, furniture, decorative arts, architecture, he placed his mark on everything. His ready to wear idea played a big part in how others positioned their business. Dinh Van was one of those people. His Iconic two pearl ring made in 1967 was his first opportunity to work with Cardin. Although we are uncertain if this ring is designed by Dinh Van, we have a sneaking suspicion that it could be.The square shank is similar in style to another of Dinh Vans designs. At any rate , it is interesting, avante-gard and affordable.. just what both men were all about! Size 7 ps. Above mannequin is from photo taken at the Brooklyn Museum.. what a great show! Notice the shapes?


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  • Weight
    7 g
  • Dimensions
    Width: .88 in. (22.36 mm)Length: 1.13 in. (28.71 mm)
  • Style
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    slight scratches throughout. Can be buffed to a high polish, but we respect the mello patina.
  • Seller Location
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU249504032

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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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