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Fake French? Quality of 'vintage' Christian Dior & Pierre Cardin?

Kenneth Cole Haan

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Ok, I see these 'vintage' things with Christian Dior and Pierre Cardin labels on them. Are these GOOD or not? Ebay is crawling with them.

Are these STYLE, or are these VILE?
 

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for the most part they are absolute garbage. the designers licensed their name on any shit that would take it.
 

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Vintage Fashion Guild (www.vintagefashionguild.org) is an excellent resource on everything vintage. In particular, you can research and see examples, in date order, of the different labels used by a particular manufacturer over a period of years. But be careful: "label switching" is very common in the field of vintage. If the label is valuable but the garment is damaged, why not switch the label to some other (and probably cheap) garment and sell it on ebay as an "ABC original"?
 

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Old Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent can be absolute garbage. I definitely remember a point when those were the "nice" brands at mall department stores, so were about as quality as Chaps or Nautica.
 

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Many many years ago I acquired some "surprisingly cheap" Pierre Cardin suits. Found out there was a lot of polyester in them.
I wondered if they were fake but later found out that it seems that Pierre Cardin basically licensed out the name to anybody prepared to pay for it.
So those suits were not fake garbage but authentic garbage.
 

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The following designers have licensed their names to various clothing manufacturers in exchange for royalties--please feel free to add to this list . . .

Pierre Cardin

Christian Dior

Calvin Klein

Perry Ellis

Liz Claiborne

Joseph Abboud

Oscar de la Renta

Kenneth Cole
 

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pierre cardin is still alive and work in art trade and charities. not in the fashion business anymore.
 

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Originally Posted by stubloom
Vintage Fashion Guild (www.vintagefashionguild.org) is an excellent resource on everything vintage. In particular, you can research and see examples, in date order, of the different labels used by a particular manufacturer over a period of years.

I've never seen this site before. Thanks for sharing.
 

acidboy

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Originally Posted by loiclac
pierre cardin is still alive and work in art trade and charities. not in the fashion business anymore.

good about him not in the fashion business anymore... I've seen flashlights bearing his name/trademark.
 

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Originally Posted by SuitMyself
The following designers have licensed their names to various clothing manufacturers in exchange for royalties--please feel free to add to this list . . .

Pierre Cardin

Christian Dior

Calvin Klein

Perry Ellis

Liz Claiborne

Joseph Abboud

Oscar de la Renta

Kenneth Cole



Michael Kors

Andrew Fezza
 

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was pierre cardin considered good back in the day? i just remember watching the mike tyson biopic and he was impressed by the drug dealer kids who wore pierre cardin
 

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Originally Posted by stubloom
Vintage Fashion Guild (www.vintagefashionguild.org) is an excellent resource on everything vintage. In particular, you can research and see examples, in date order, of the different labels used by a particular manufacturer over a period of years.

But be careful: "label switching" is very common in the field of vintage. If the label is valuable but the garment is damaged, why not switch the label to some other (and probably cheap) garment and sell it on ebay as an "ABC original"?


What a great link and resource. Thank you!
 

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Originally Posted by ismelllikepoop
was pierre cardin considered good back in the day? i just remember watching the mike tyson biopic and he was impressed by the drug dealer kids who wore pierre cardin

Pierre Cardin was one of the best back in the day. Then he sold his name to every idiot with a sewing machine and that was the end of that. Wikipedia Article
 

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