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Pierre Cardin dies at 98

PARIS, December 29, 2020

French couturier Pierre Cardin, who made a name by selling designer clothes to the masses, died on Tuesday (December 29) aged 98.
 
In a career spanning more than 60 years, Cardin drew scorn and admiration from fellow fashion designers for his brash business sense, and influenced catwalks with his space-age, futuristic bubble dresses and geometrical cuts and patterns, said a Reuters report.
 
Cardin was active in fashion circles until the last, still taking young designers under his wing, attending parties and events and regularly visiting his Paris office by Jaguar.
 
Cardin was the first designer to sell clothes collections in department stores in the late 1950s, and the first to enter the licensing business for perfumes, accessories and even food - which later drove profits for many other fashion houses.
 
“It’s all the same to me whether I am doing sleeves for dresses or table legs,” a telling quote on his website once read.



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