Pierre Cardin
French fashion designer
Pierre Cardin
Pierre Cardin, born Pietro Cardin, is an Italian-born French fashion designer who was born on 7 July 1922, at San Biagio di Callalta near Treviso. Cardin was known for his avant-garde style and his Space Age designs. He prefers geometric shapes and motifs, often ignoring the female form. He advanced into unisex fashions, sometimes experimental, and not always practical. He introduced the "bubble dress" in 1954. Pierre Cardin was also designated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1991.
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Tony Cointreau Writes About A Gift of Love and Talks About Lessons Learned From Mother Teresa At Michael's
Huffington Post - 5 months
Michael's is the famous and popular lunch hangout for the high profile entertainment crowd, but on the evening of September 20th it opened its doors for another kind of special event. Tony Cointreau, who is the heir to the Cointreau French liqueur fortune, held a book party to celebrate his latest book, A Gift of Love: Lessons Learned from my Work and Friendship with Mother Teresa. Cointreau spent his formative years living in the lap of luxury, splitting his time between a cavernous New York City Park Avenue apartment and an elegant chateau in France. He decided to devote his latest book to writing about a matter close to his heart: how to lovingly care for the dying and his unique friendship with Mother Teresa (recently canonized Saint Teresa.). Cointreau's background is certainly a colorful and unique one. For many years he enjoyed a successful career in show business, which was launched by the famous French fashion designer Pierre Cardin as well as the renowned and legend ...
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Fragrance Designer Sue Phillips on the Art of Perfumery
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Born in South Africa, Sue Phillips is the founder of Scenterprises, a custom perfumery in New York City and is a globally known expert on fragrances, perfume, cosmetics and personal care. She has worked at Elizabeth Arden, Lancôme and Tiffany, where she was VP-Fragrance Marketing. Among the fragrances she has created are Tiffany, Tiffany for Men, Society by Burberry and three Trish McEvoy brands. She is an adjunct professor at LIM College in New York City. In February 2016, she will be speaking on "The Art of Perfumery" at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Ariz. What goes into the creation of a new fragrance? For commercial brands and most perfumes, it starts with development of a concept and a positioning "brief". You research and look at the competitive marketplace, distribution and pricing strategy. You develop the fragrance description and then bring to life how you want it feel and smell. That's the traditional way to create a fragrance, and what I teach my students at LIM College: W ...
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Dior Cruise 2016 collection spotlights bold prints and modern tailoring
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
On Monday, May 11, Dior presented its Cruise 2016 collection just outside of Cannes, at Pierre Cardin's Palais Bulles. After traveling to Brooklyn last year, the French fashion house invited the style world to Théoule-sur-Mer, just outside of Cannes, to unveil its Cruise 2016 collection. The latest designs from Dior creative director Raf Simons debuted in the atypical setting of Pierre Cardin's Palais Bulles, also known as the Bubble House, an enormous Mediterranean seaside villa known for its unique architecture. The choice of location is significant, as the collection reflects the spirit of the French Riviera, namely in its colors and textures.
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Weekly Roundup of eBay Vintage Clothing Finds
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
No time to page through thousands of eBay listings? Then just sneak a peek at my Weekly eBay Roundup of top vintage clothing finds. This eclectic mix of designer and non-designer vintage clothing and accessories caught my discerning eye because of its uniqueness, contemporary feel and highly collectible nature. As always, buyer beware! Be sure to read the listings closely and contact the sellers with any questions. This week's roundup includes lots of great items. Don't miss the 1993 Chanel boucle corset top, the collectible 1900s ladies swim set, the 1960s Pierre Cardin carwash dress, the modernist William Spratling earrings and the HAR cobra necklace. GET READY, GET SET, BID!!! (Click on Pic for More Info and Auction Links) Which item is your favorite? Leave me a comment below to let me know. To receive the eBay Roundup of Vintage Clothing Finds via email, sign up for Zuburbia's mailing list here. Your information will never be sold or shared and you can easi ...
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Weekly Roundup of eBay Vintage Clothing Finds
Huffington Post - about 2 years
No time to page through thousands of eBay listings? Then just sneak a peek at my Weekly eBay Roundup of top vintage clothing finds. This eclectic mix of designer and non-designer vintage clothing and accessories caught my discerning eye because of its uniqueness, contemporary feel and highly collectible nature. As always, buyer beware! Be sure to read the listings closely and contact the sellers with any questions. This week's roundup includes items by Bill Tice, Helen Bond Carruthers, Philip Hulitar, Moschino and Christian Dior. Don't miss the Louis Vuitton shoe bag, the Moschino artists palette handbag, the 1930s French evening dress, the Pierre Cardin gloves, the 1984 Erte brooch necklace and the Oscar de la Renta silk set. GET READY, GET SET, BID!!! (Click on Pic for More Info and Auction Links) Which item is your favorite? Leave me a comment below to let me know. To receive the eBay Roundup of Vintage Clothing Finds via email, sign up for Zuburbia's mailin ...
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J.J. Martin, Wallpaper Magazine Editor At Large, Has A Home As Stylish As Her Clothes (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Last year, J.J. Martin, editor at large of Wallpaper Magazine was named one of the most stylish people during "fashion month." And when we saw her home in Italy on Tales of Endearment, it was clear that her impeccable good taste easily translates to interiors. Martin says her favorite fashion eras are the '50s, '60s and '70s, and that seems to hold true for her choice of decor as well. Martin has decked out her home in fabulous vintage pieces, like vases from Pierre Cardin, pieces from Piero Fornasetti and chairs from Carlo Ratti. "I am obsessed with chairs and have them all over the house. None of them make much sense, as my husband frequently points out,” she told the blog. Her home is also incredibly airy and bright. Although, there is one downside to the space: mosquitoes are frequent visitors, hence the giant bed net in her bedroom. Martin has worked with architects and designers for quite a while, but she knows when it comes to your home, it's up to you to create the spac ...
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Mary Kincaid: Versace Jackets, Dior Dresses And More eBay Finds Of The Week
Huffington Post - over 3 years
No time to page through thousands of eBay listings? Then just sneak a peek at my weekly eBay roundup of top vintage clothing finds. This eclectic mix of designer and non-designer vintage clothing and accessories caught my discerning eye because of its uniqueness, contemporary feel and highly collectible nature. As always, buyer beware! Be sure to read the listings closely and contact the sellers with any questions. This week's selections include pieces by Frank Usher, Christian Dior, Roberto Cavalli and Lanvin. Be sure not to miss the vintage 1968 Pierre Cardin space age plastic coat, the 1990s Versace buckle jacket and the Liberty Boot Co. hand tooled cowboy boots. Which item is your favorite? Leave me a comment below to let me know and please take a minute to rate your favorite slides. Please note that Zuburbia does not endorse the use of fur, feathers, leather or animal skins in fashion. These selections are offered only as more thoughtful and eco-friendly a ...
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Mary Kincaid: YSL Hats, Hermes Scarves And More eBay Finds Of The Week
Huffington Post - over 3 years
No time to page through thousands of eBay listings? Then just sneak a peek at my weekly eBay roundup of top vintage clothing finds. This eclectic mix of designer and non-designer vintage clothing and accessories caught my discerning eye because of its uniqueness, contemporary feel and highly collectible nature. As always, buyer beware! Be sure to read the listings closely and contact the sellers with any questions. This week's selections include pieces by Pauline Trigere, Rudi Gernreich and Pierre Cardin. Be sure not to miss the vintage 1980s Moschino Couture peace sign wrap dress, the vintage 1970s Zuni bracelet, the vintage 1920s reversible silk velvet opera cape and the lovely vintage 1960s hand embroidered cocktail dress. Which item is your favorite? Leave me a comment below to let me know and please take a minute to rate your favorite slides. Please note that Zuburbia does not endorse the use of fur, feathers, leather or animal skins in fashion. These sele ...
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Mary Kincaid: Gucci Bracelets, Dior Dresses And More eBay Clothing Finds Of The Week
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
No time to page through thousands of eBay listings? Then just sneak a peek at my weekly eBay roundup of top vintage clothing finds. This eclectic mix of designer and non-designer vintage clothing and accessories caught my discerning eye because of its uniqueness, contemporary feel and highly collectible nature. As always, buyer beware! Be sure to read the listings closely and contact the sellers with any questions. This week's selections include pieces by Lanvin, Missoni, Pierre Cardin and Moschino. Be sure not to miss the structured 1960s Christian Dior navy wool coat, the vintage Louis Vuitton tennis racket cover and the huge vintage silver and turquoise necklace. Which item is your favorite? Leave me a comment below to let me know and please take a minute to rate your favorite slides. Please note that Zuburbia does not endorse the use of fur, feathers, leather or animal skins in fashion. These selections are offered only as more thoughtful and eco-friendly a ...
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Mary Kincaid: Pendleton Capes, Gucci Bags And More eBay Finds Of The Week
Huffington Post - about 4 years
No time to page through thousands of eBay listings? Then just sneak a peek at my weekly eBay roundup of top vintage clothing finds. This eclectic mix of designer and non-designer vintage clothing and accessories caught my discerning eye because of its uniqueness, contemporary feel and highly collectible nature. As always, buyer beware! Be sure to read the listings closely and contact the sellers with any questions. This week's selections include pieces by Geoffrey Beene, Pierre Cardin, Oscar de la Renta and Lilli Ann. Be sure not to miss the vintage 1990s Tom Ford for Gucci evening dress, the whimsical Margot de Taxco enamel flower and bee necklace and and the magnificent antique Chinese embroidered robe and jeweled handbag. Which item is your favorite? Leave me a comment below to let me know and please take a minute to rate your favorite slides. Please note that Zuburbia does not endorse the use of fur, feathers, leather or animal skins in fashion. These selec ...
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Amy Tara Koch: Glam Slam: How to Be a Vintage Warrior
Huffington Post - about 4 years
It's easy to buy Balenciaga. Prada, too. But, to a certain sector of sartorialist, the adventure of hunting and gathering unidentifiable fashion is far more thrilling: the suede vest with three-inch fringe. A Mary Quant trapeze dress with patent leather piping. An oversized lizard envelope clutch with standout hardware. A studded leather Matrix-style coat. Outre glamour is, in fact, a hallmark of the truly stylish. Think about quirky/cool starlets like Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen, Kate Moss, Lana del Ray and Florence Welsch. Instead of snapping up "it" garments, these women stand out from the skinny jeans- and platform shoe-wearing crowd with inspired fashions that look nothing like ad campaigns or magazine editorial. Often, these esoteric choices revolve around vintage clothing. Why? Because Nothing says "wow!" (as in, "OMG! That peasant blouse is amazing! Is it early YSL?") like a retro accent. Hunting down vintage treasures is an easy-to-develop talent. Search for th ...
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Mary Kincaid: Gucci Bags, Turquoise Jewelry And More eBay Vintage Clothing Finds Of The Week
Huffington Post - about 4 years
No time to page through thousands of eBay listings? Then just sneak a peek at my weekly eBay roundup of top vintage clothing finds. This eclectic mix of designer and non-designer vintage clothing and accessories caught my discerning eye because of its uniqueness, contemporary feel and highly collectible nature. As always, buyer beware! Be sure to read the listings closely and contact the sellers with any questions. This week's selections include pieces by Louis Vuitton, Bonnie Cashin and Lilli Ann. Be sure not to miss the vintage Pierre Cardin Technica apres ski boots, the gorgeous vintage 1950s Louis Feraud lame evening coat and the vintage 1990s Gucci bracelet. Which item is your favorite? Leave me a comment below to let me know and please take a minute to rate your favorite slides. Please note that Zuburbia does not endorse the use of fur, feathers, leather or animal skins in fashion. These selections are offered only as more thoughtful and eco-friendly alte ...
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Un rascacielos propuesto por Pierre Cardin pone a temblar a Venecia
Wall Street Journal - about 4 years
A los 90 años, sin hijos ni herederos, el legendario diseñador de moda francés Pierre Cardin quiere destinar toda su fortuna a un último proyecto: plantar una torre de más de 250 metros en la laguna que encierra el centro histórico de la ciudad de los canales. Pero muchos están horrorizados con la idea.
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Cardin Fashions a Legacy in Venice That Might Not Float
Wall Street Journal - over 4 years
At 90, with no children and no designated heir, legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin wants to plow his entire fortune into one last pet project: planting an 840-foot tower across the lagoon from the historical center of the City of Canals.
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J. Michael Welton: Finding Your Muse in Provence
Huffington Post - over 4 years
If an art student can't find inspiration in Provence, it's probably time to look for a new career. High atop a hill in the tiny town of Lacoste, overlooking the Luberon Valley in the south of France, the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has restored 33 precious stone buildings dating from the 16th to the 18th centuries. At the top of the hill, surrounded by a now-dry moat, reigns a castle formerly owned by the Marquis de Sade, currently home to Pierre Cardin. SCAD's campus meanders slowly down the hill from there before it reaches the recently-restored Maison Basse in the valley, a former barn laid in oleolithic limestone. Nearly 300 SCAD students study painting, drawing, photography, art history and printmaking at the campus every year, living and working inside and outside their impeccably-designed spaces for a quarter at a time. "You look out the window and it's almost like a different place every day," says Eleanor Twiford, SCAD's academic directo ...
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Week in Review: Van Gogh's Vision Questioned, Fashion Week Previewed, "Top Gun 2" Grounded, And More
Artinfo - over 4 years
Week in Review: Van Gogh's Vision Questioned, Fashion Week Previewed, "Top Gun 2" Grounded, And More Language English Email Print Save Tweet Pin It by ARTINFO Published: August 31, 2012 Our most-talked-about stories in Art, Design & Architecture, Fashion & Style, and Performing Arts, August 27-31, 2012: ART — A Japanese scientist argued that van Gogh was colorblind, and his paintings look better through that lens. Kyle Chayka asked: Does biology really impact aesthetics? — Chloe Wyma digested the highlights of this week’s Gallery Girls episode, from the girls’ burgeoning dreams of art stardom to bathroom catfights, strange sexual politics, and unsubtle racism. — Peter Blum and Waterhouse & Dodd exited Soho, leading the rush of galleries out of the aging art neighborhood, whi ...
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Pierre Cardin offering glass skyscraper to Venice
Yahoo News - over 4 years
French fashion designer Pierre Cardin has designed a gift meant as an economic catalyst to Venice and the region: a 250-meter (800-foot)-tall modernist glass skyscraper housing a fashion university, luxury hotel suites and shops.
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Reyne Haines: Celebrity Collector: Tanna Frederick
Huffington Post - over 4 years
What do surfing, acting and collecting have in common? They are all important aspects of Tanna Frederick's life. Frederick has been cast in numerous films since her big screen debut in 2003 with leading men such as Noah Wyle, Michael Imperioli and recently Judd Nelson. When she isn't rehearsing her lines she is scouting shops and the Internet looking for vintage jewelry. And not just ANY brand will do. Frederick is addicted to Chanel. And let's be honest, what woman isn't? Such a young, fresh face... why the interest in retro goodies? I learned her passion goes far beyond the jewelry, and her home is a virtual retrospect of an era she didn't grow up in... RH: Antique dresses from the '40s and vintage Chanel jewelry. You are hardly old enough to remember this time period, so how did you become so interested in this era of collecting? Photo Credit: Tanna Frederick FREDERICK: I am a total '40s freak. I was born into the wrong era of people. My bedroom is all peach ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Pierre Cardin
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 86
    On 16 October 2009, Pierre Cardin was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
    More Details Hide Details Cardin was educated in central France. Beginning his career early, Cardin, aged 14, worked as a clothier’s apprentice, learning the basics of fashion design and construction.
  • 2001
    Age 78
    In 2001, Cardin purchased the ruins of the castle in Lacoste, Vaucluse that was once inhabited by the Marquis de Sade; he has partially renovated the site and holds music or dance festivals (particularly with Marie-Claude Pietragalla) there.
    More Details Hide Details Cardin also owns a palazzo in Venice named Ca' Bragadin. Although Cardin has claimed in several interviews that this house was once owned by Giacomo Casanova, in reality it was the home of Giovanni Bragadin di San Cassian, Bishop of Verona and Patriarch of Venice.
  • 1994
    Age 71
    Like many other designers today, Cardin decided in 1994 to show his collection only to a small circle of selected clients and journalists.
    More Details Hide Details After a break of 15 years, he showed a new collection to a group of 150 journalists at his bubble home in Cannes. Cardin entered industrial design by developing thirteen basic design "themes" that would be applied to various products, each consistently recognizable and carrying his name and logo. He expanded into new markets that "to most Paris fashion designers, it is rank heresy."
  • FIFTIES
  • 1981
    Age 58
    Cardin bought Maxim's restaurants in 1981 and soon opened branches in New York, London, and Beijing (1983).
    More Details Hide Details A chain of Maxim's Hotels are now included in the assets. He has also licensed a wide range of food products under that name. During the 1980s and until the mid-1990s, he supported a French Press organization for Music-hall, Circus, Dance and Arts presided by a well known journalist in France, Jacqueline Cartier, with authors or notable personalities as Guy des Cars, Francis Fehr, Yves Mourousi and Jean-Pierre Thiollet.
  • 1975
    Age 52
    Continuously fascinated by geometric shapes, in 1975, Cardin applied his fetish for the bubble to a monumental domestic work which would become Le Palais Bulles (the Bubble House), along with the help of architect Antti Lovag.
    More Details Hide Details Cardin furnished the Bubble House with his original creations. The curves of the Bubble House extend over 1,200 square metres and contain ten bedrooms decorated by contemporary artists, as well as a panoramic living room.
  • FORTIES
  • 1972
    Age 49
    The business initiatives included a contract with American Motors Corporation (AMC). Following the success of the Aldo Gucci designed Hornet Sportabout station wagon interiors, the automaker incorporated Cardin's theme on the AMC Javelin starting in mid-1972.
    More Details Hide Details This was one of the first American cars to offer a special trim package created by a famous French fashion designer. It was daring and outlandish design "with some of the wildest fabrics and patterns ever seen in any American car". The original sales estimate by AMC was for 2,500 haute couture "pony" and muscle cars. The special interior option was continued on the 1973 model year Javelins. During the two model years, a total of 4,152 AMC Javelins received this bold mirrored, multi-colored pleated stripe pattern in tones of Chinese red, plum, white, and silver that were set against a black background. The Cardin Javelins also came with the designer's emblems on the front fenders and had a limited selection of exterior colors (Trans Am Red, Snow White, Stardust Silver, Diamond Blue, and Wild Plum) to coordinate with the special interiors. However, 12 Cardin optioned cars were special ordered in Midnight Black paint.
  • 1971
    Age 48
    In 1971, Cardin redesigned the Barong Tagalog, a national costume of the Philippines by opening the front, removing the cuffs that needed cufflinks, flaring the sleeves, and minimizing the embroidery.
    More Details Hide Details It was also tapered to the body, in contrast with the traditional loose-fitting design; it also had a thicker collar with sharp and pointed cuffs. A straight-cut design was favored by President Ferdinand Marcos. Cardin was a member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture et du Prêt-à-Porter from 1953 to 1993.
  • 1966
    Age 43
    Cardin resigned from the Chambre Syndicale in 1966 and began showing his collections in his own venue, the "Espace Cardin" (opened 1971) in Paris, formerly the "Théâtre des Ambassadeurs", near the Embassy of the United States in Paris.
    More Details Hide Details The Espace Cardin is also used to promote new artistic talents, like theater ensembles, musicians, and others. He was also contacted by Pakistan International Airlines to design uniforms for the flag carrier. The uniforms were introduced in 1966 to 1971 and became an instant hit.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1959
    Age 36
    In 1959, he was expelled from the Chambre Syndicale for launching a ready-to-wear collection for the Printemps department store as the first couturier in Paris, but was soon reinstated.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1960s, Cardin began a practice that is now commonplace by creating the system of licences that he was to apply to fashion. A clothing collection launched around this period surprised all by displaying the designer’s logo on the garments for the first time.
    Cardin was the first couturier to turn to Japan as a high fashion market when he travelled there in 1959.
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  • 1953
    Age 30
    He began with haute couture in 1953.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1951
    Age 28
    His career was launched when he designed about 30 of the costumes for "the party of the century", a masquerade ball at Palazzo Labia in Venice on 3 September 1951, hosted by the palazzo's owner, Carlos de Beistegui.
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  • 1950
    Age 27
    Cardin founded his own house in 1950.
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  • 1947
    Age 24
    He worked with Elsa Schiaparelli until he became head of Christian Dior's tailleure atelier in 1947, but was denied work at Balenciaga.
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  • 1945
    Age 22
    Cardin moved to Paris in 1945.
    More Details Hide Details There, he studied architecture and worked with the fashion house of Paquin after World War II.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1939
    Age 16
    In 1939, he left home to work for a tailor in Vichy, where he began making suits for women.
    More Details Hide Details During World War II, he worked in the Red Cross, launching humanitarian interests that continue to this day.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1922
    Born
    Born on July 2, 1922.
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