Spectacular Pierre Cardin black and white block-color wool dress from his 1968 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 which made some of the most futuristic clothing of the era. This stunning garment is a perfect example of his genuine. The construction of this garment is amazing; the fabric has stitched relief pattern which is lightly padded within, to create depth and texture. I love the leather lace-up design and slightly winged shoulders; adding a signature Cardin touch. I adore the tailored a-line mod silhouette which 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
Bust: 35-36 inches
Hips: 38 inches
Total Length: 36 inches
This Pierre Cardin dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or discoloration. Perfectly working back-zipper. Only sign of age are some minor surface nibbles which do not do through the fabric Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.