Collection Online
cotton, rayon, acetate, metal
92.0 cm (centre back) 56.0 cm (sleeve length)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
labelled, woven in cotton, sewn inside centre back: Pierre CARDIN / PARIS NEW YORK
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1997
© Pierre Cardin, Paris
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The mini coat is constructed in a severe geometrical shape. The main body flares acutely from the shoulders, creating a triangle with the deep stand-up funnel collar forming the apex. The long straight sleeves are set in and the shoulders are simply shaped with two small darts, allowing the fabric to fall freely with minimum tailoring. The fabric is cut on the bias, fastening at the centre front with a heavy silver metal zipper and ring pull. The coat is of dark black/brown cotton, contrasted with bright orange cuffs and patch pockets. The pockets are shaped in a stylized 'C' shape to represent the designers logo. The coat is fully lined with black rayon acetate, woven in a repeat pattern using the designers name.