Pierre Cardin (French, born San Biagio di Callalta, Italy, 1922)
wool, cotton, plastic
Length at CB (a): 32 in. (81.3 cm)
Height (c): 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
Height (d, e): 30 in. (76.2 cm)
Gift of Pierre Cardin, 1977
Not on view
Envisioning radical dress reform determined by technology and planning a reductive style of the moment, Cardin was, along with Courrèges and Ungaro, a prophet of the 1960s speculations toward a future. An A-line geometry was inflected by the ornament of a band and target. Cardin's emblem was as referenced as Jasper Johns's anatomical Target (1955): Cardin makes the pieced-in band and circle a visual waistline.
Marking: [label] "Pierre Cardin" [label] (b) "Tricots Pierre Cardin"