• Pioneering Fashion Couturier Pierre Cardin Dies at 98

    18 days ago - By Hypebeast

    Though he was born in Italy, the impact that Pierre Cardin made while working in France shaped the fashion industry. Cardin passed away in Neuilly on December 29 at age 98, but his pioneering fashion designs, mentorship and licensing approach continue to reverberate throughout the world, affecting realms as disparate as automotive creation and architecture. Born in 1922, Cardin's aspirations of becoming a tailor evolved into work for the Red Cross during World War II, before he shifted to the luxury realm and worked for Paquin, Schiaparelli and finally Christian Dior. There, Cardin headed...
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  • Quotes from the late fashion great Pierre Cardin

    Quotes from the late fashion great Pierre Cardin

    18 days ago - By Fashion United

    Key quotes from French designer and businessman
    Pierre Cardin who died on Tuesday aged 98:
    - Fashion -
    "The clothes I prefer are those I have created for a life that does not yet exist, the world of tomorrow."
    "My aim was the street, that my name and my creations be on the street.
    Celebrities, princesses were not my cup of tea. I respected them, I dined with them, but I could not see them in my dresses. In any case, they would have looked ridiculous."
    "My great stroke of genius was ready-to-wear at a time when there was only haute couture. They told me it would not last two years. I...
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  • French designer Pierre Cardin dies aged 98

    19 days ago - By The Guardian

    Cardin, who upended fashion styles in 1960s and 70s with futuristic looks, dies in hospital near Paris Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose famous name embossed myriad consumer products after his Space Age styles shot him into the fashion stratosphere in the 1960s, has died aged 98. A licensing maverick, Cardin's name was carried by thousands of products, from wristwatches to bed sheets, and in the brand's heyday in the 1970s and 80s, goods bearing his fancy cursive signature were sold at 100,000 outlets worldwide.
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  • Important dates in the life of Pierre Cardin

    19 days ago - By Fashion United

    Here are key dates in the life and career of
    French designer and businessman Pierre Cardin who died on Tuesday aged 98:
    - July 2, 1922: He is born in San Biaggio di Callalta, near Venice in northern Italy. His family emigrates to France when he is two.
    - 1936: As a teenager he is apprenticed to tailors in the French towns of
    Saint-Etienne and Vichy. During World War II he works for the Red Cross in
    - 1945: In Paris he finds work at the Paquin fashion house, hired as a tailor at Christian Dior the following year.
    - 1950: Sets up his own fashion house.
    - 1954: Creates the...
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  • Pierre Cardin, iconic Space Age fashion designer, dead at 98

    Pierre Cardin, iconic Space Age fashion designer, dead at 98

    19 days ago - By New York Post

    During the '70s and '80s, the Cardin name was embossed on thousands of products, including watches and bedsheets, and sold at over 100,000 stores across the world.
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  • Designer Pierre Cardin dies at the age of 98

    19 days ago - By Fashion United

    French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, hailed for his visionary creations but also for bringing stylish clothes to the masses, died Tuesday aged 98, his family told AFP.
    Cardin, who was born to a low-income family in northern Italy but became a
    France-based fashion superstar, died in a hospital in Neuilly in the west of
    Paris, his family said.
    "It is a day of great sadness for all our family. Pierre Cardin is no more," the statement said.
    It said after a lifetime spanning a century he had left France and the world a "great unique artistic heritage" and not only in fashion.
    Born into...
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