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Woman's Evening Dress

1981
Designed by Pierre Cardin, (French (born Italy), 1922–2020) Label Pierre Cardin Jeunesse Worn by Mrs. Martin Field, (American, 1941–2013)
Exaggeration plays a large part in Pierre Cardin’s design thinking, as this gown’s prominent sleeves illustrate. Flanking a slim sheath of lusterless velvet, the shiny satin sleeves flare up and out to extend the V neckline. The bias-cut satin extends from the tight wrist and goes over the top of the stiffened shoulder extensions, with the side seam along outside edge giving the sleeves a flattened look. The inner sides of the extensions were left open....

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