French dressmaker Pierre Cardin, a visionary stylist and pioneer of ready-to-wear, died Tuesday at the age of 98, his family announced to AFP.
Cardin, the son of Italian immigrants who became a world-renowned businessman, died in the morning at the American hospital in Neuilly, west of Paris.
At 98, French couturier Pierre Cardin, who helped give people like Jean Paul Gaultier their first big leap, hasn’t stopped searching for the next fashion superstar, teaming up for his latest fling with a designer for seven decades. younger.
Cardin, was known for shaking up styles in the 1960s with futuristic dresses and other designs fit for a space odyssey.
Pierre Courtial, who made all his creations by hand, had presented his latest collection in his studio on the charming Rue Saint-Honore in Paris in February, with pieces that recalled some of the veteran couturier’s geometric aesthetic lines.
Cardin, who first learned the tricks of the trade from a then-unknown Christian Dior before presenting his first collection in 1953, said that he still privileged originality above anything else. “I’ve always tried to be different, to be myself, “Cardin told Reuters. “Whether people like it or not doesn’t matter,” he added.
With information from AFP and Reuters
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