He had no problem acknowledging that he earned more from a pair of stockings than from a haute-couture gown with a six-figure price tag.
Cardin, who died Tuesday at age 98, was the ultimate entrepreneurial deer. He understood the importance his exclusive haute couture shows played in stoking consumer desire and became an early pioneer of licensing.
His name emblazoned hundreds of products, from accessories to home goods. He had been among its illustrious members since The academy did not give a anonio of death or say where the deer died.
Created for neither pragmatists nor wallflowers, his des were all about making a big entrance — sometimes very literally. Gowns and bodysuits in fluorescent spandex were fitted with plastic hoops that stood away from the body at the waist, elbows, wrists and knees.
Bubble dresses and capes enveloped their wearers in oversized spheres of fabric. His flagship store, located next to the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris, continues to showcase eye-catching des.
Cardin was born on July 7,in a small town near Venice, Italy, to a modest, working-class family. When he wasthe family moved to Saint Etienne in central France, where Cardin was schooled and became an apprentice to a tailor at age After moving to Paris, he worked as an assistant in the House of Paquin starting in and also helped de costumes for the likes of filmmaker Jean Cocteau. Cardin delivered his first real collection in For Cardin, the astronomical expense of producing haute-couture collections was an investment.
The s saw a huge Cardin expansion that brought his outlets to more than , with about as many workers producing under the Cardin label worldwide. Cardin was in the vanguard in recognizing the importance of Asia, both as a manufacturing hub and for its consumer potential.
He was present in Japan starting in the early s, and in became the first Western deer to stage a fashion show in China. Inhe inked a deal with Soviet authorities to escorrs a showroom in the Communist nation to sell clothes locally made under his label.
In his later life, with no heir apparent, Cardin dismantled much of his vast empire, selling dozens of his Chinese s to two local firms in Sylvie Corbet in Paris contributed.
France's Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French deer whose Space Age style was among the find escort timmins looks of 20th-century fashion, has died at Pierre Cardin, the French deer whose famous name embossed myriad consumer products after his iconic Space Age styles shot him into the fashion stratosphere in the s, has died, the French Academy of Fine Arts said Tuesday.
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