*Pierre Cardin 1970 Paris Geometric Long Necklace Chain In .925 Sterling Silver
Geometric chain necklace designed by Pierre Cardin (1922-2020).
An unusual necklace from the French modernist period, circa 1970's. Crafted in solid .925/1000 sterling silver and suited with a lobster lock showing a plaque with the Pierre Cardin initials.
It is composed by 27 geometric elements connected with circled links in the shape of the Pierre Cardin logo.
Has a total weight of 32.7 grams and a length of 24.5 inches (62.23 cm).
Stamped, with the maker's mark, the hallmark for the assay of the silver and signed, "PIERRE CARDIN STERLING".
Pierre Cardin, born as Pietro Costante Cardin in 1922. He was an Italian-born naturalized-French fashion designer. He is known for what were his avant-garde style and Space Age designs. He preferred geometric shapes and motifs, often ignoring the female form. He advanced into unisex fashions, sometimes experimental, and not always practical.Cardin moved to Paris in 1945. There, he studied architecture and worked with the fashion house of Paquin after World War II. He worked with Elsa Schiaparelli until he became head of Christian Dior's tailleur atelier in 1947, but was denied work at Balenciaga. Cardin founded his own fashion house in 1950. His career was launched when he designed about 30 of the costumes for a masquerade ball in Venice, hosted by Carlos de Beistegui in 1951. Cardin inaugurated his haute couture output in 1953 with his first collection of women's clothing and became a member of the Chambre Syndicale, a French association of haute couture designers. The following year he opened his first boutique Eve, and introduced the "bubble dress", which is a short-skirted, bubble-shaped dress made by bias-cutting over a stiffened base. He was the first couturier to turn to Japan as a high fashion market when he travelled there in 1957.
It in perfect condition, has not been polished and have remains of all the original aged patina.
INVENTORY REF: N0000ANN/.1111