pierre cardin

c1968 Pierre Cardin Couture Shift Dress

Here I have an extraordinary and rare museum quality condition Pierre Cardin mod shift dress! This is just a fantastic example of the Cardin aesthetic and is just exceptional in every way! I have dated this dress to 1968 based on the example shown that use the same techniques. This collection was also bright and full of color! The dress is a classic sixties shift made of a textured linen fabric. The color is extraordinary and was most likely a custom dyed hue. It is a yellow that has a definitive lime undertone - it was very hard to photo the exact color but it is very flattering and gorgeous in person. The neckline, arms and hem all have a stitched relief pattern, parts of which are padded within, to create the detailing you see. The same technique rings the one little pocket that sits on one hip. Best of all this dress retains its original molded plastic buckle belt that sits so it slings low on the hip. The buckle is a gloss white - meant to match the patent go go boots that I am sure were originally styled with this beauty! It is all hand finished and really a fantastic piece! Cardin's pieces are bold and futuristic and this dress is no exception! Excellent condition

Bust: 18" from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" lat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side to side
Length: 32" from mid neck at the back to hem

The dress is fully lined in yellow silky rayon. It closes with a back painted zipper and hook and eye at the beck of the neck. The belt is original and is in excellent condition. It has a hook molded into the buckle that hooks into the notch at the other end. It is meant to sling low on the hip. Each arm has hand stitched in underarm guards that protected the dress from any staining. These could be removed or replaced if you wish but have been left as they are original to the dress. The front side pocket is small but functional.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# DD810

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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