. Remembering Pierre Cardin With His Best Looks in American Vogue « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Vogue – The indefatigable Pierre Cardin, creator of space age and unisex looks, avid businessman, and early proponent of ready-to-wear, has died. He was 98. “I did it my way,” might have been the motto of this always forward-thinking polymath who broke with convention on every front. “What I am now never existed before,” the designer declared in Vogue in 1982.

Born in Italy in 1922, his family, escaping Fascism, relocated to Saint-Étienne, France, when he was just 2 years old. Postwar, Cardin, who had trained with a tailor in Vichy, set out for Paris, where he worked for the houses of Paquin and Schiaparelli, and helped design costumes for Jean Cocteau’s La Belle et la Bête…

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