pierre cardin

1960s Hand Print SIlk Pierre Cardin Shift

This is an absolutely amazing and very rare, early piece from Pierre Cardin. Though perhaps not the typical graphic piece one has in mind for Cardin, it is both subtly and strikingly beautiful. The textile itself is just beyond amazing - it is hand woven silk and the high quality and beauty of the design is breathtaking. The palette is a deep mustard with soft pops of color. The shape is wonderful - an inner shift dress with an A-line cut is covered with an outer "tabard" that falls from the shoulders creating an overlay on the front and back. Each side is attached with a small piped cord, one of which ties. It is a beautiful re-interpretation of a 1920s piece that is completely and utterly sixties. A rare find and a sound investment piece! These early label Cardin Creation pieces came straight out of the Cardin Atelier and were bound for the US market. Later versions of this label are licensed pieces and were mass produced. Excellent, seemingly unworn condition.

Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 36" from neck to hem

Fully lined in a yellow silk and closes with a back painted metal zipper on the inner dress. One shoulder of the outer tabard close with hook and eye and one side can be untied. The silk was hand woven in India and it is hand finished. Note the color is best shown in the close ups

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# DD1142

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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