Wednesday, August 14, 2013


The oeuvre of Pierre Cardin is quite vast.  Clothing from his first years designing are reminiscent of his time working with Balenciaga.  In the 1960s he took us on a journey to outer space with his futuristic fashions.  In the 1970s, Cardin softened and some of my favorite examples of his work remind me of classical Goddess dressing.  Of course if you didn't want to wear Cardin, you could probably wash your clothes in a Cardin-licensed washing machine as his name has been spread across something like 1000 products.  This oyster silk charmeuse and black velvet gown is from 1979 and evokes his softer side.  It's a rather clever design.  The black velvet waist band is ultra figure-flattering and narrows the torso as well as lengthen it.  The top and bottom can disguise a myriad of "things" be they flaws or things you just don't want to show.  I am thrilled because this isn't a baby size gown.  At Decades we love ALL women!  Everyone gets to be chic and sexy.

Pierre Cardin Haute Couture cream silk pleated gown with black velvet bodice, 1979. Modern size 8-10. SOLD

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