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C is for Cardin

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Pierre Cardin was born on July 7, 1922 near Venice, Italy.
    When he was 14 he worked as a tailor's assistant.
    In 1945 he moved to Paris where he worked with designers such as Paquin, Schiaparelli and Christian Dior.
    He opened his own design house in 1950 and showed his first collection in 1953.
    In the 1960's Cardin created space age style designs that the likes of are know coming back into vogue.
    Besides designing clothing, accessories, furniture and many other items he also works with UNESCO on various different issues.
    The photograph pictured above was taken from this wonderful website which is full of amazing images of mod young ladies in miniskirts.

1970 long navy wool dress.
This dress features a cutout at the chest with bow detail above and cutouts at the skirt hem.
Measurements are 35" Chest, 29" Waist and 38" Hips
You can purchase this dress for $1,200- over at Vintage Textile

1970's navy blue and yellow cotton poplin dress.
This dress features a halter neck and a PC logo on the pocket at the right hip.
Measurements are 34" Chest and up to 36" Hips
You can purchase this dress for $590- over at Enokiworld.com

1960's chocolate brown wool dress.
This dress features a unique deep U shaped neckline with a large dot covering the middle of the chest.
Measurements are 36" Chest, 34" Waist and 36" Hips
You can purchase this dress for $1,300- over at Swank Vintage

This post was originally published on April 4, 2007.