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Medium
wool, rayon, acetate, polyester, plastic, metallic paint
Inscription
label, sewn inside centre back, woven in polyester: CREATION / PIERRE CARDIN / PARIS
Accession Number
1997.429.a-b
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The sleeveless long dress in cream and dark brown wool crepe has little shaping and is cut in a severe A-line. The cream fabric forms the bodice, and is cut to partly continue below the waistline forming a bulbous configuration. This decorative device provides a stark contrast to the dark brown skirt panel. The matching coat is made from dark brown wool crepe; the single-breasted front fastens with five clear plastic buttons outlined with gold metallic paint. The coat is decorated with non-contrasting, top stitching outlining the shape of the garment, from the collar to the hem. The coat is also cut and constructed in a minimal manner. The two front pockets are formed in large circular shapes and positioned at hip level. The coat and dress are lined in cream rayon fabric printed overall with a gold metallic pattern with the designer's name.