Gorgeous Spring 1972 Pierre Cardin Printed Silk Gazaar Dress w Fine Pleat Detailing
This is a gorgeous dress by Pierre Cardin and I absolutely love it. These printed silk gazaar dresses that he did on the early seventies are among my very favorites of his work. Even more so for me then the mod pieces he is often associated with. Pierre Cardin was actually a designer that had a huge range and could produce pieces with high level of glamour. I also love that we found a reference photo of this dress so that you can see just how spectacular it is on. I love it
This dress is extraordinary and any collector of Pierre Cardin will instantly recognize it for the every special piece that it is. The dress is made out of a printed silk gazaar and this fabric choice keeps the dress as light and airy as it could possibly be. It's hard to even realize how light the fabric is until you see it in person. The fabric also holds the shape extremely well so the fullness that you see are there by the placement and the way the dress is constructed. I didn't have to add anything under the skirts to give it that touch the volume. The dress is cut to skim over the body with just a suggestion of curves as it works it way over the bust, waist and hips. It is generously cut and you could add something at the waist if you wanted a really defined shape. Doing that would also exaggerates the shape and curve of the skirt underneath more. The sleeves are long and a single layer of the silk. The entire bodice is made from a series of precise, flat knife pleats. The sheer level of technicality that would be needed to achieve this is mind boggling. Each pleat is the exact same size the one next to it and they are stitched into place from shoulder the just past the waist with tiny hidden stitches. The volume you see in the skirt is created once the silk is released from these pleats. It is a stunningly beautiful and rare piece that I am very excited to have in the shop. It also comes with its original wide sash that you can see was wrapped around the neck in the reference photo. You could also use it at the waist or even as a head wrap. This is a stunning piece of Pierre's work and it looks to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a purple silk and closes with a hidden set back zipper. Hand finished throughout.
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 56" from shoulder to hem
Scarf: 72" x 24"
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photo: Model in Pierre Cardin, Vogue, 1972.
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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