'Cosmos', tunic and sweater, Pierre Cardin, 1967

'Cosmos', tunic and sweater, Pierre Cardin, 1967

'Cosmos'
Tunic and Sweater
Pierre Cardin
1967
France
Wool jersey and knitted wool
Museum no. T.703-1974
Given by M. Pierre Cardin
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Cardin's pioneering, futuristic clothes had a profound influence on 1960s fashion design. His menswear collection of 1960 included the collarless 'cylinder' jackets popularised by the Beatles' tailor Dougie Millings. The 'Cosmos' tunics, directly inspired by space travel, first appeared in 1965, complete with plastic visor, opaque tights and boots.