1960s Pierre Cardin Chic Sculpted Black Wool Button Detail Dress
This perfect little black dress is made out of one of Cardin's favorite fabrics, a mid-weight wool that holds the line and design of his dresses exactly as he wished. The has all of the classic Cardin signatures from this time period. The cut is a sculpted A-line with seaming details that define the design. Over-sized, glossy black buttons are placed to highlight the seaming and add detail. The sleeves and hem are finished in a flat braided applique. I love the neckline in particular. It appears to close completely up the neck with a series of buttons but upon inspection you realize that these are purely decorative. It is a clever bit of seaming and placement of the buttons. The skirt has a rounded pleat that is set just below the waist on either side of the hip at the front. This adds to the shape of the skirt and also adds yet another element to the overall design. Pictures do not do it justice. Cardin pieces are best appreciated when in hand and on the body. Each is cut at a masterful level and this one is no exception. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a black silk that is hand set. Closes with a back hidden set zipper. The front buttons are decorative. Fits on the smaller size through the upper body and shoulders. Made to demi-couture standards
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 43" from shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.