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A French Pierre Cardin Couture Peplum Evening Dress in Silk Circa 1975/85

$2,812.50

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Circa 1975/1985 France Astonishing evening Peplum dress in silk jersey playing with the bichromy of Yin and Yang, and signed by Pierre Cardin Prestige dating from the early 1980s. Funny nod to Yves Mathieu Saint Laurent at Dior in 1955 in the more famous fashion photography (Dovima aux éléphants, Richard Avedon, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris 1955). Straight cut with a long dress slit sideways on the skirt and at the sleeve, playing on the asymmetry in cream and black silk jersey. On the right shoulder, a large theatrical braid, using cardboard in lining. Side zip at the back. White and black label indicating Pure silk, Size 38, Pierre Cardin Prestige, Made in France. Note very light marks of iron on the black jersey (very little visible), otherwise very good condition of color and conservation. Dimensions: Equivalent French Size 36 Height 148 cm Shoulders 39 cm Sleeves one of 142 cm and one of 57 cm Chest 85 cm Waist 80 cm Hips 87 cm

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  • Designer
  • Brand
  • Dimensions
    Marked Size: Equivalent French Size 36 (EU)
  • Style
    1980 (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very Good Condition and Color.
  • Seller Location
    Toulon, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU633310507072

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About Pierre Cardin (Designer)

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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