This vintage Pierre Cardin recently sold at Christie's (London) Avant-Vintage fashion auction for $8300. It's called the "Satellite" coat, and it's made of glossy vinyl and lined with synthetic fleece.*
Believe it or not, this coat is considered "important" in the history of design. It is a well-preserved example of the work Cardin was most famous for - his "space age" clothing designs of the mid-1960's.
I didn't know much about Pierre Cardin before I flipped through the auction listings. I knew that he made a drugstore cologne that my Dad wore in the 70's. I had no idea that before he went off on his own, he worked for Dior and helped him create Dior's famous "New Look".
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*It's hard not to think of Target when you look at it, right?