Collection Online
wool, silk, polyester, metal
131.0 cm (centre back) 58.0 cm (sleeve length)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
labelled, sewn inside the centre neckline, woven in cotton: Pierre CARDIN / PARIS NEW YORK
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1999
Gallery location
Not on display
The long sleeved dress in cream wool jersey has a high round neckline and is full length. The dress is cut severely in an A-line, with little shaping. The cream fabric forms the entire back, while the front has pieced panels in lime green, purple and bright pink. The panels run from the neck to the hem in a curvilinear design with a single circular section at the proper right seam. The dress is fully lined in cream silk, and fastens at the centre back with a concealed zip.