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RIP Pierre Cardin, Jeanne Moreau, Hiroko Matsumoto & His Bubble Palace

  • Hiroko Matsumoto
    Hiroko Matsumoto, more than just a model, muse.
    BBC Obit

    Pierre Cardin homepage

  • Pierre Cardin’s life in pictures

  • Jeanne M.1aaCardinJM
    Moreau with Pierre Cardin.
    She had a long affair with designer Pierre Cardin.. and a short marriage to Friedkin (director of The French Connection).
    Moreau lost a friendship with Coco Chanel after she started living with Pierre Cardin..

    J. Moreau
    (This dress is designed by Pierre Cardin, from Losey’s film Eva. )

    Jeanne Moreau with Pierre Cardin

  • Pierre Cardin

    He will be remembered for his futuristic designs – some were inspired by the space age, some were even impossible to wear.
    He carved his own way through the fashion industry. Parisian haute couture had always been exclusive – its high priests believed it should be high-end, individually tailored and eye-wateringly expensive.
    Cardin broke the mould. He launched “ready-to-wear” collections, bringing high fashion to the middle classes. His designer peers were aghast, and threw him out of their club.
    In the 1950s, men wore traditional suits which made the young look like their fathers. Cardin threw out the boxy jackets and stiff white shirts, creating a revolutionary look for a new, progressive generation.
    Gone were the bulky details; collars, lapels, tails and cuffs. Trousers were tapered and hung loosely on the hips.

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Pierre Cardin showed up at Paquin, one of France’s leading fashion houses, met the legendary film director, Jean Cocteau and began working on his costumes for Beauty and the Beast. Impressed, Cocteau introduced him to Christian Dior.

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