Pierre Cardin, Iconic Space Age Fashion Designer, Dead At 98

Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, famed for launching the mod “Space Age” style of the 1960s, has died at age 98. A pioneer in the type of brand licensing that’s so in vogue today, Cardin’s name was embossed on thousands of products throughout the 1970s and ’80s, including watches and bedsheets, and sold at more than 100,000 stores across the world. The French Academy of Fine Arts in Paris announced Cardin’s death in a tweet on Tuesday. It did not specify when the designer died or his cause of death. Read more at New York Post.

2 Replies to “Pierre Cardin, Iconic Space Age Fashion Designer, Dead At 98”

  1. Pierre Cardin revolutionized the fit of men suits making them much closer to the body. I remember when Bonwit Teller open the 1st Cardin boutique in 1966 in fact I bought a zip front formal wear shirt then which I still own. I met him three times,1st in 1974 when I was the men’s fashion director at May Merchandising at the
    disco Le Jardin on West 43rd street and then again later in Paris at Espace Cardin and Maxim. His influence not only in fashion but in apparel licencing was unparalleled.

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