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Man's ensemble - Cosmos

Cosmos

  • Object:

    Man's ensemble

  • Place of origin:

    paris, France (made)

  • Date:

    1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pierre Cardin, born 1922 (designer)
    Pierre Cardin Mesures (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woollen jersey, with patent leather belt and boots

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:

    T.703 to C-1974

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Image in copyright

Monsieur Cardin regarded his 'Cosmos outfits' as the style of the year. This outfit forms part of the Cecil Beaton Collection, brought together by the society photographer Sir Cecil Beaton (1904-1980). With great energy and determination, Beaton contacted the well-dressed elite of Europe and North America to help create this lasting monument to the art of dress. The Collection was exhibited in 1971, accompanied by a catalogue that detailed its enormous range.

Physical description

White wool jersey tunic, sleeveless, with metal zippers, worn over black ribbed poloneck sweater and black jersey ski trousers. Leather belt with lead buckle and black patent leather ankle boots with large circular pattern tops.
[Tunic] The tunic is cut in one piece: the seams are top-stitched tucks.

Place of Origin

paris, France (made)

Date

1967 (made)

Artist/maker

Pierre Cardin, born 1922 (designer)
Pierre Cardin Mesures (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Woollen jersey, with patent leather belt and boots

Dimensions

Height: 23 cm, Width: 10.2 cm, Length: 30.5 cm
[Tunic] Length: 790 mm, Width: 450 mm
[Trousers] Length: 1080 mm outside leg, Width: 350 mm waist
[Sweater] Length: 700 mm, Width: 460 mm
[Belt] Length: 890 mm, Width: 75 mm maximum width at buckle
[Boot] Height: 230 mm, Width: 110 mm instep, Length: 290 mm heel to toe
[Boot] Height: 230 mm, Width: 110 mm instep, Length: 290 mm heel to toe

Exhibition History

Fashion: an anthology by Cecil Beaton (Victoria and Albert Museum 01/01/1972-31/12/1972)

Production Note

Autumn/Winter 1967

Materials

Metal; Lead; Wool jersey; Patent leather

Categories

Clothing; Fashion

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection code

T&F

Qr_O17496
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