1960's Pierre Cardin Black Mod Pleated Crepe Drop-Waist Dress
Sleeve Length:23 inches
Total Length:37 inches
Spectacular late 1960's Pierre Cardin drop-waist mod dress in a rich fully-lined black wool-crepe. 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 which made some of the most futuristic clothing of the era. This stunning "little black dress" is a perfect example of his genuine. The construction of this garment is amazing- the pleatwork is secured into place at the hem with a padded round finish that gives the dress weights. The bell-sleeve cuffs are fashioned with the same technique; adding a signature Cardin touch. I adore the wide silk-satin ribbon drop-waist trim and the silhouette is so figure flattering. A beautiful piece of wearable couture history. “The clothing I prefer are those I invent for a life that doesn’t yet exist– the world of tomorrow!” Pierre Cardin
This garment is in excellent condition with no rips,stains or holes. Perfectly working back metal-zipper. This item is over 40 years old and is truly stunning.