pierre cardin

1970s Pierre Cardin Open Weave Metallic Knit Dress

I love this Pierre Cardin dress and it might even be one of my most favorite pieces ever. It is so unusual and really shows the depths of his talent as a designer. It is intricate and complicated and yet it oozes luxurious simplicity and chicness. The multi-color pattern is worked right onto the knit and the way it is woven leaves little gaps between the weave where you can see skin peek through. It's sexy but not overtly, rather the closer you get to the girl wearing it the sexier it becomes. I love the high neckline and how that is balanced by those fabulous sleeves! Cut slim through the upper arm and the shoulder, they balloon out just above each wrist. The weave changes just below the bust so the waist is accented despite not being fitted and the skirt is a marvel of flat pleats that open to give volume when you move. The metallic thread running through the knit makes the entire thing glimmer in the light. Love it!  Excellent, appears unworn condition.

Unlined and transparent through the open weave bits. Closes with a back painted zipper. Elastic at each cuff

Sleeves: 27"
Shoulders: 14.5"
Bust: 16.5-17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5-23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 10.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 48" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2261

Reference Photo: Amanda Lee Shirreffs. Click here to see this look on our blog Curated >

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