AP Christophe Ena
French-Italian fashion designer Pierre Cardin passed away on Tuesday 29 December at the age of 98.
His family announced that he had died in the morning at the American Hospital in Neuilly, west of Paris.
The stubborn and futuristic fashion designer and entrepreneur of Maxim’s founded the fashion house that bears his name in 1950.
Pierre Cardin was born in San Biagio de Calalta (Venice) on July 2, 1922, and spent his childhood in Saint-Etienne, where he was trained by a tailor. He arrived in Paris in 1945 and made his debut there, first with Paquin and then with Schiaparelli, until he became head of Christian Dior fashion in 1947.
The renewer of French haute couture after the war, and the launcher of the first line of men’s clothing, began his career when he designed some 30 outfits for the “Party of the Century”, at a masquerade ball at the Palais Phenicia on September 3, 1951, hosted by the owner of the palace Carlos de Pestigo. He began designing haute couture in 1953.
Source: RT + Le Monde