Costume and Textiles
Woman's Coat and BeltMade in France, Europe
Designed by Pierre Cardin, French (born Italy), born 1922
Tan and off-white striped wool twill; tan leather; tan plastic
Currently not on view
2009-181-2a,bGift of Mrs. Jack M. Friedland (Annette Y. Friedland), 2009
LabelPierre 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.