Spectacular 1967 Pierre Cardin museum quality documented carwash 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 genius. The construction of this garment is amazing; heavy-weight fringed tendrils secured at the hemline to create the birdcage movement. This is one of the hardest Cardin dresses to find and is a permanent piece at such museums as The Metropolitan and Fine Arts of Boston. 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
Bust: 34-35 inches
Hips: 37 inches
Total Length: 39 inches
This Pierre Cardin iconic garment is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back-zipper. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value. Museum quality and a true rarity.