Pierre Cardin Couture Black Slub Silk Rhinestone Car Wash Bib Gown 1960s
Pierre Cardin Couture black slub silk gown with rhinestone car wash bib, from the 1960s. A simple and elegant long sleeve column gown that tapers from the wide neckline to a narrow hem that has a double row of rhinestones. The dress is hand made. The body of the dress is lined in black silk, the sleeves are unlined. The rhinestone bib consists of a wide band, approximately 11 rows top to bottom, with an attached fringe approximately 7 1/2 inches. The rhinestones are glued to tulle, there are a few missing. The top edge of the dress neckline has a cased elastic band, while it has a bit of stretch, it may need to be replaced at some point. There are a few rhinestones missing at the hem.
The silk is a slub crepe, the slubs are formed by the spinning of silk from a double (from which the name derives) silkworm cocoon, which can't be unwound evenly in the reeling process, leaving thicker spots in the filaments. The dress closes at the back inside with a zipper in the lining and outside with hidden snaps, at the neckline with hook and eyes and snaps. Fits like a medium.
In excellent wearable condition. All our clothing is dry cleaned and inspected for condition and is ready to wear. Any condition issues will be noted. For visual comparison our mannequin is a size 4. Please check the measurements provided below and compare with your own measurements for the best possible fit! Please contact us if you have any questions about this item or need more photos.