Cardin, Pierre 1960's camel wool dress & cape


Pierre Cardin camel (light brown) wool hooded dress ensemble (dress & cape); short dress, semi-high round neckline in front, higher in back; sleeveless; yoked waistband; dirndl pocket front; snaps center back; waist fastens with large button; top stitched at neckline and waistband; lined in beige silk; hooded cape, double breasted-large buttons, large bow at neckline; top stitched on hood and along back.


HCT.1986.162.21 a,b


Additional fiber images and information available at the CAMEO Materials Database at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.


This dress was worn by Mrs. Frank (Isabel) Eberstadt. Isabel was the daughter of poet Ogden Nash. Born in 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland, she later married Frederick Eberstadt. Frederick was a well-known photographer and style-setter in New York City. They were key figures in the New York social scene in the 1960s and 70s. Isabel was a graduate of Bryn Mawr and a published writer.


Cardin, Pierre

Design Elements

Tailored - Double-Breasted Jacket, Trapeze Silhouette

Fiber/Fabric Information

fiber content=Silk, Wool




Brown light


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