Legendary French fashion designer and licensee Pierre Cardin has died at the age of 98.
During the 1970s and ’80s, the Cardin name was embossed on thousands of products, including watches and sheets, and sold in more than 100,000 stores around the world.
Cardin was known for popularizing the Space Age style that became common in the 1960s.
The French Academy of Fine Arts announced Cardin’s death in a tweet on Tuesday. It did not specify when the designer died or what his cause of death was.
‘Fashion is always ridiculous, seen before or after. But at the moment it’s great, ‘Cardin said in a 1970 French television interview.
With André Courrèges and Paco Rabanne, Cardin specialized in ‘sharp shapes’ and graphic patterns in the 1950s. He was known for spandex gowns with plastic hoops, bubble dresses and bucket hats that covered the entire head of a model.
However, the appearance of the brand has remained unchanged over the years, causing diminution.
Cardin, born in Italy in 1922, moved to France during his childhood and became a pupil at the age of 14.
He works as an assistant in the House of Paquin, and also works with Jean Cocteau, Elsa Schiaparelli and Christian Dior.
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