pierre cardin

1960s Couture Pierre Cardin Black Velvet "Tabard" Dress

This 1960s Pierre Cardin dress is amazing. It is cut with scandalously high slits on each side making it more of a tabard in feel. This can be worn layered over something else whether it is as small and risque as a nude thong or a more conservative route with a trouser or skirt. The neckline is cut high with a defined collar and it is sleeveless. It then falls in two straight, extended rectangular panels on the back and the front. These panels fall right to the floor and a supermodel expanse of plush black velvet. The use of velvet gives it a rich, lush feel that captures the light and becomes a detail of its own. Inside it is lined in a black silk taffeta and this is hand set. It is an incredible, edgy avant garde piece and I would not be surprised to learn that it was meant to be worn on its own even with those incredible, waist high, slits. Excellent condition with one note below

Fully lined in a hand set black silk taffeta. There are two repairs to the inner lining that of course do not affect the exterior. It closes with a back nylon and metal zipper

Bust: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: The actual panel is 17" flat across from side seam to side seam but the sides are open
Length: 56" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2685

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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