Fashion designer Pierre Cardin died at the age of 98
Fashion designer Pierre Cardin died. This Tuesday, December 29, the famous designer and businessman died at the age of 98 at the American hospital in Neuilly announced his family.
Visionary stylist and world-famous businessman, Pierre Cardin, the last pioneer of French Haute Couture, died on Tuesday at the age of 98, his family announced. “Day of great sadness for our whole family, Pierre Cardin is no more. The great couturier that he was, has survived the century, leaving France and the world with a unique artistic heritage in fashion, but not only ”, wrote his family in a press release. Son of an Italian immigrant, Pierre Cardin had put from an early age a foot in the fashion world. After a few experiences as a tailor, he gained access to one of the biggest brands in Haute-Couture: Christian Dior. It was in 1950 that he bought the Pascaud house specializing in stage costumes. He then created his own line of sublime ball gowns with futuristic silhouettes. After 60 years of career, the creator has built a real empire that still employs 200,000 workers around the world. Always one step ahead, Pierre Cardin is the first to want to show the men on his podiums.
With its geometric cuts and spherical volumes, Pierre Cardin’s wardrobe remains one of the most exuberant in the fashion world. Bubble dresses, jackets with pagoda shoulders, black suits with Mandarin collar, zipped or porthole dresses, it’s impossible not to recognize its unique style. The colors and prints made him a stylist in his own right. Pierre Cardin had been a real success in Asia and especially in China and Russia. “Supreme consecration, he is finally the first couturier to enter the Academy of Fine Arts, making fashion recognized as an art in its own right. Today, his academician’s sword, which he himself created, and on which the symbols of his success are engraved, »concluded the family, still in the press release.