1985 A/W Couture Ruffle Pleat Velvet Taffeta Gown

Breathtaking and rare ruffle trumpet gown by Pierre Cardin from the 1985 Fall Couture collection. This gown once belonged to Countess Anita von Galen, a German aristocrat and socialite known for her avant-garde sense of style and brilliant grand entertaining. 

  • Velvet and silk taffeta ruffle black gown
  • From the 1985 Fall Couture collection
  • Round high ruffle neckline, snap button for high neck 
  • Soft velvet bodice 
  • Sleeves with zipper opening 
  • Inner waistband fastener 
  • Pleated ruffle panels run down length of gown 
  • Ruffles resemble angel trumpet flowers 
  • Back vent slit opening
  • Center back zipper, hook-and-eye closure
  • Velvet, Silk Taffeta, no fabric contents
  • Pierre Cardin label
  • Very good vintage condition, back vent slit seam stitching coming undone, depleted shoulder pads, velvet at waist has flattened piles
  • Estimated Size: XS/S / 0-4 

Bust: 36"
Waist: 26"
Hip: 35"
Sweep: 40"
Length (Center Back): 60"
Length (Center Back to Waist): 15.5"
Length (Waist to Hem): 44"
Shoulder-to-Shoulder: 15.5"
Sleeve Length: 21"
Sleeve Opening: 8"
Sleeve Zipper (Length): 3"
Back Vent Slit (Length): 16"


Please note that garment specs are the total measurement in inches, taken flat from the outside face unless noted otherwise. Please be sure to leave enough allowance for ease of movement and comfort, especially when considering the fit of a lined jacket or coat. We recommend comparing against measurements of clothing with which you are familiar with the fit. Check out these this great tutorial if you are unsure how to measure your garments: Illustrated Measuring Guide

Please read all descriptions and measurements, and purchase carefully. Due to the unique nature of vintage items, all sales are final. 



Bent Knee Mannequin
-Size: 4
-Bust: 33.5"
-Waist: 25.5"
-Hip: 35"
-Inseam (to ankle): 32"


Extended Leg Mannequin
-Size: 2
-Bust: 31"
-Waist: 25"
-Hip: 34"
-Inseam (to ankle): 33"

All items are final sale

Items are sold in condition depicted. Items are shipped in as-is condition. Once the item leaves our possession we are no longer responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.

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