Skirt and cape, Pierre Cardin, 1967-69

DA 2017.2

About this object

Born in Italy, Pierre Cardin moved to France as a child. He trained in tailoring before moving to Paris in 1945 and opening his own couture house in 1950.

During the 1960s, Cardin revolutionised fashion in a number of ways. He was a pioneer of ready-to-wear, popularised fashion boutiques within department stores and was the first designer to licence other manufacturers to use his name on their clothes.

This skirt and cape suit is a good example of the last two developments. During the late 1960s, Cardin produced four collections per year for Miss Selfridge, one of the earliest department store boutiques.
  • Date
    1967-69
  • Maker
    Pierre Cardin
  • Materials
    Wool
  • Credit line
    Bequest of Mrs Fanchon Frohlich, 2016
  • Location
    Walker Art Gallery, Ground Floor, Craft and Design Gallery
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe
  • Collection
    From the World Museum collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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