1960's Vintage Pierre Cardin Gray Scale Plaid Tweed Coat.
This stylish coat from Cardin's most innovative years is smartly tailored and whimsically detailed with four false flap-pockets in front, a square-cut collar, unusual saddle sleeves that are extensions of the yoke and slash pockets on each side hidden in the folds of two hip-to-hem front pleats. The textural wool plaid is unusually current in its gray-tone color palette and has wonderful secondary patterns of solid black and solid white squares, squares of vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines and black and white grids, and the fully lined coat closes with its original glossy black buttons.
In excellent vintage condition, clean and ready to wear with a few small, very pale age spots, measures 41-inches long with a 36 bust, 34 waist, 38 hip and 21 sleeve.
The following appears courtesy of our friends at the Vintage Fashion Guild:
Pierre Cardin, (b. 1922) a Frenchman, studied architecture but worked as a cutter for a tailor. In 1939 he became an apprentice to a tailor in Vichy. After WWII he worked as an assistant; first at Paquin, and then at Schiaparelli, before becoming the head of the workrooms at Christian Dior in 1946. He was at Dior in 1947 and helped develop the “New Look” which made Dior’s fame. The vintage collector will likely find Cardin designs from the 1950s, 1960s, and very early 1970s to be most desirable, as these reflect Cardin’s work more closely than the later licensed products.
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