1960s Silk Chiffon Pierre Cardin Dress
A few years back there was a sale of some micro pleated Pierre Cardin pieces done for Mia Farrow in 1967. This dress is from that same time period and shows many of the same elements. Those dresses, because of their celebrity association all went for about $20,000 a piece! I love this particular version - it really embodies the late 1960s with its pleated fabric with the ruffled finish to the edges and double skirted feel and swingy cut. The bodice is cut high with a demure slightly scooped neck. From this a dramatic tightly pleated expanse of fabric swings out - there are literally yards of fabric in there all finished with tiny knife pleats. The top layer is from the shoulder while the second layer that forms the bottom skirt is attached to the inner lining. A signature twisted ruffle finish made by adding horse hair wiring to each hem gives it that identifiable Cardin touch. The sleeves are with a soft billow at each cuff. A fitted under dress in silk gives the wearer the feeling of structure! This one has it original fabric tie that you can use at the neck, as a head scarf or as a belt! An amazing piece of couture and fashion history! Truly a find and in excellent condition. Item# DD871
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