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Pierre Cardin will forever be an icon in the annals of fashion history. His name conjures up images of avant-garde style and space age designs. He was a trend setter during the mid century and his styles were clean and minimal often utilized geometric shapes and motifs. His effect on the fashion world of both men and women is great and he also started the "ready to wear"phenomenon while still producing couture collections. His hard edged and streamlined styles often incorporated industrial materials. All this was new and different for his time. That is why he is and always will be a design leader who left an indelible mark on his craft. This is an early Cardin purse, probably from the 1960's. It incorporates much of Cardin's signature elements. It is rectangular in shape with a large foldover flap that is the entire length o f the bag. It is covered with a deep black silk faille. The fabric is smooth and lustrous. However, it is the design on the front that is quintessential Cardin. It reflects the straight and linear lines of the bag. It is a pattern that incorporates silver and gold metallic plaques in a geometric pattern. The plaques are all identical in size, each measuring 2" x 1/2". They are long and slender. There are 10 shiny metallic silver ones and 8 metallic matte gold ones. Some are placed vertically, others are horizontal. The pattern is symmetrical. They attach to the silk via tiny gold or silver pegs that seem to "pop" out from the flat panels. The plaques are an example of using industrial materials in a fashion design....again so Pierre Cardin. The bag closes with a snap that is on the inside of the flap. The carry chain also has a futuristic look. The links are all a shiny silver metal and they are shaped like a thin rectangle with rounded corners, similar to a paper clip, sort of. The drop is 13". The inside is lined with a shiny black silk. There is a open pocket and "Pierre Cardin Paris" is stamped inside. The inside is very clean with a few indications of age and wear. The bag measures 7"h x 6"w x 1"d. The bag has a fabulous look. There is some scratching to silver panels and one gold plaque is a replacement. It is hardly noticeable unless you are looking for it. Whomever restored did a great job and surely was a professional. Also one gold panel is not perfectly even and has a slight slant. This bag belongs in a fashion museum even with its replacement piece. It is a wonderful example of Pierre Cardin's mid century genius! For the collector of mid century vintage or for a fashionista who loves to wear fashion through the ages. Condition: Excellent - VINTAGE Condition

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RL-2453
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Vintage

Vintage Early Pierre Cardin Purse with Metallic Plaques

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