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Tytuł: Pierre Cardin 1922-2020
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Orionid w Grudzień 29, 2020, 14:23
Pierre Cardin dead: French fashion designer dies at 98
ByMolly Pike 12:23, 29 DEC 2020

Pierre Cardin, the French fashion designer, has died at the age of 98


The French fashion designer passed away in hospital in Neuilly, west of Paris, his family confirmed.

France's Fine Arts Academy announced the news with a statement posted to its official Twitter account.

It tweeted: "The Perpetual Secretary, Laurent Petitgirard, and the members of the Academy of Fine Arts are very sad to announce the death of their colleague Pierre Cardin.

"He was elected on February 12, 1992 to the chair of Pierre Dux (Free Members Section)."

Pierre was known for his avant-garde style and his Space Age style designs, which included his iconic bubble dress in 1954.

His early collections were worn by Eva Peron, Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor, Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, Mia Farrow and Jacqueline Kennedy.

Pierre also created The Beatles' suits.

He was also known for overhauling the fashion industry by successfully licensing his brand name and making savvy business moves

Pierre in September

The Beatles in Pierre Cardin suits

As well as shaking up fashion with bubble dresses and geometrical designs, Pierre was also one of the first to bring high fashion to the masses by selling collections in department stores from the late 1950s.

While he no longer presented runway collections, Pierre remained active in the industry, attending parties and events and taking young designers under his wing.

He has previously been a mentor to prominent designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier.

The fashion icon said of his designs: "The clothes that I prefer are those I invent for a life that doesn't exist yet - the world of tomorrow."
Tytuł: Odp: Pierre Cardin 1922-2020
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Orionid w Grudzień 29, 2020, 14:24
The space race inspired a feeling that anything was possible: you just had to imagine something, and there it was. In the 1960s culture was energised by a boundless optimism and faith in technology, as artists, writers, filmmakers and designers came up with competing visions of the future. Pierre Cardin, a French designer born in 1922, was one of these seers. A new exhibition on at the Brooklyn Museum – “Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion” – captures his prescient attempts to push the limits of design, fashion and retail.

Aug 16th 2019 by Yael Friedman

(...) It focuses on Cardin’s many firsts: he was the first fashion designer to visit NASA, and the first Western designer to see the potential of China as a market – with millions of potential consumers. He was also the first designer to license his name and initials, giving him freedom to focus on other projects, like buying the Paris restaurant Maxim’s and turning it into a global brand (...)