Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pierre Cardin Pale Pink Wool Coat with Matching Hat

Pierre Cardin
Pink Wool Coat with Matching Hat
L'Officiel de La Couture et de la Mode de Paris
 March 1961
Etsy Listing #69668574

Cardin was known for his avant garde style and his Space Age designs. He prefers geometric shapes and motifs, often ignoring the female form. He advanced into unisex  fashions, sometimes experimental, and not always practical. He introduced the "bubble dress" in 1954.
Cardin moved to Paris in 1945. There, he studied architecture and worked with Jeanne Paquin after the war. He worked with Elsa Schiaparelli until he became head of Christian Dior's tailleure atelier in 1947, but was denied work at Balenciaga.

Cardin founded his own house in 1950. His career was launched when he designed about 30 of the costumes for "the party of the century", a masquerade ball at Palazzo Labia in Venice on 3 September 1951, hosted by the palazzo's owner, Carlos de Beistegui. He began with haute couture in 1953.

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