Pierre Cardin Biography
A native of San Biagio di Callalta, Italy, Pierre Cardin was an Italian French fashion designer best known for what was his avant-garde style and Space Age designs.
Cardin founded his fashion house in 1950 and introduced the “bubble dress” in 1954. In 1991, he was designated a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and a United Nations FAO Goodwill Ambassador in 2009.
He began his career at 14 years when he started working as a clothier’s apprentice, learning the basics of fashion design and construction.
Later in 1939, Cardin left home to work for a tailor in Vichy, where he began making suits for women. He worked for the Red Cross, during World War II.
He launched his career 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. The ball was hosted by the palazzo’s owner, Carlos de Beistegui.
Pierre Cardin Death
Cardin died on 29 December 2020 at the age of 98 years. He died at the American Hospital of Paris, in Neuilly-sur-Seine. His family announced his death to Agence France-Presse.
Pierre Cardin Age
Cardin was born in July 1922 in Italy. He was 98 years old at the time of his death on December 29, 2020.
Pierre Cardin Partner – Gay
Cardin was gay most of his life. His longtime partner was André Oliver. Andre was his main assistant for more than 40 years. He died at the Laennec Hospital in Paris on April 22, 1993. . He was 61 years old at the time of his death.
Pierre Cardin and Jeanne Moreau
In the 1960s, Cardin had a four-year affair with actress Jeanne Moreau. He used to dress her on- and offscreen at the time.
Jeanne was a French actress, singer, screenwriter, and director. She established herself as one of the leading actresses of the Comédie-Française. She died on 31 July 2017 at the age of 89 years old.
Pierre Cardin Net Worth
Cardin had an estimated net worth of around $800 million.