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1960s Pierre Cardin Couture Bright Sunny Yellow Tunic & Hot Pant w Open Metal Grommets

As a collector it is always nice to have museum validation to know that you are buying an important and relevant piece. For this Pierre Cardin short set I found similar examples that share the same grommet detailing that are held in the Goldstein Museum of Design. I have only seen one other short set like this many years ago and it was in a darker colour. I think that the bright yellow colour of the two pieces make it even more fabulous and collectible. It is a fantastically fun piece to wear.

There are two pieces to this set. The top is cut into a sleeveless tunic and then there is a pair of shorts that are worn underneath the tunic. Both pieces are made out of a textured linen and silk that give is the perfect summer feel. The colour is extraordinary. It is a bright sunny yellow that you cannot miss. The shorts are simple in cut with sleek flat front and easy fit. They simply slip on and zip up the back. They are cut straight and full. Over this goes the tunic and it also slips on and zippers up the back. It is cut to sit loose on the body with just a suggestion of shape through the waist. The neckline is notched at the front and it sits quite low. Huge gold coloured grommets are set all the way around the collar and down each side of the front opening. Each of the grommets has an open centre so that you get a dot of bare skin showing through. A second high notched slit runs up the centre seam from the bottom of the tunic hem. The two slits balance each other out nicely. On each hip there is a big oversized top set pocket that give the set that classic Cardin feel. It's the perfect finish to this spectacular set. Excellent condition with a minor note below.

Both pieces are fully lined in a yellow silk. Each closes at the back with a painted metal zipper. The grommets have mottled as they aged. This patina is a natural occurrence of this age. Please see the photo after the label shot. The colour is a bit more saturated in person. 

Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side 
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 28.5" from neck to hem

Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 13" from waist to inner seam
Length: 15" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2896

Reference Photos: Pierre Cardin 1958-1962 Dress with Belt & c1960s Pantsuit - both from the Goldstein Museum of Design.  /  1960s Pierre Cardin (credit unknown)

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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