Woman's Coat and Belt

Designed by Pierre Cardin, French (born Italy), born 1922

Made in France, Europe


Tan and off-white striped wool twill; tan leather; tan plastic

Coat (Center Back Length): 42 1/2 inches (108 cm) Belt: 65 x 2 1/2 inches (165.1 x 6.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Jack M. Friedland (Annette Y. Friedland), 2009

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Pierre Cardin brought a new spirit to the world of fashion design. In the 1950s, he was the first couturier to introduce a ready-to-wear line and to design menswear; he broke new ground in the 1960s with his space-age clothing; and in the 1970s he became a global entrepreneur by licensing designs for all manner of products. This coat, made for the designer’s boutique, combines wide stripes, snaps, and leather-and-d-ring closures to epitomize casual chic.