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Vintage 1969 Pierre Cardin Documented Red Wool & Black Vinyl Space-Age Mod Dress

$2,400

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Spectacular Pierre Cardin mod dress in a vibrant ruby-red wool knit from his iconic 1969 documented collection. In 1951 Cardin opened his own couture house and by 1957, he started a ready-to-wear line; a bold move for a French couturier at the time. The look most associated with Cardin is the “Space Age” collections of the 1960's and early 1970's which made some of the most futuristic clothing of the era. This stunning modernist dress is a perfect example of his genuine. The construction of this garment is amazing- signature black applique work with matching block-color trim. I adore the dramatic color combination! The figure flattering a-line silhouette glades down a woman's shape without adding any bulk or volume to the actual hips. A beautiful piece of wearable designer history. "The clothing I prefer are those I invent for a life that doesn’t yet exist– the world of tomorrow." Pierre Cardin Measurements Bust:36-37 inches Hips:38 inches Total Length:36 inches This Pierre Cardin documented dress is in excellent condition with no stains or discoloration. Signs of age are a few tiny holes that do not do through the fabric and two older repairs to the knit which should be re-weaved. Please message for detailed pictures. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.

Details

  • Designer
  • Brand
  • Dimensions
    Length: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Bust: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Hip: 38 in. (96.52 cm)
  • Style
    Mod (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
  • Material Notes
    Wool, Vinyl, Applique
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3092805693

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    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-3 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Beverly Hills, CA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About Pierre Cardin (Manufacturer)

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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