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Assouline Presents Pierre Cardin: 60 Years of Innovation

Celebrate sixty years of revolutionary design with Assouline's newest book, Pierre Cardin: 60 Years of Innovation. Set to receive the ...


Celebrate sixty years of revolutionary design with Assouline's newest book, Pierre Cardin: 60 Years of Innovation. Set to receive the Board of Director’s Legend Award at the Fashion Group International on October 28, 2010, this volume pays tribute to this extraordinarily innovative and iconoclastic designer, highlighting Pierre Cardin’s contributions to the world of couture, fashion, and perfume, reflecting his spirit and energy as well as the brand’s international presence. The book was written by Jean-Pascal Hesse, who holds a degree in history, has been Director of Communications at the Cardin fashion house for close to 15 years.


Above: I love everything about mod!

Born in 1922 in San Biagio di Callalta, near Venice, Pierre Cardin immigrated to Paris in 1924. After working briefly with Elsa Schiaparelli, Cardin joined Dior in 1946 and opened his own couture house in 1950. He was a pioneer from the start, creating a design-based, architectural fashion with a futurist sensibility. Cardin also had an avant-garde understanding of fashion’s relationship to new audiences, presenting his collections to large crowds. He was the first to demonstrate that fashion can be both a creative process and a business—and that one man can excel as both a businessman and an artist.


Above: Some of Pierre Cardin's epic work! Cardin was very ahead of his time.

This book would be the perfect gift for any lover of fashion. I love Assouline's books. They always highlight the best of what luxury has to offer. Maybe they will do a book about OJ&B!!


Above: This picture is pretty epic. Note the men in the red and green suits with big boots tucked into their dress pants like how they are worn now! Fashion totally recycles!
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