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Pierre Cardin: Fashion's Architect
The Cardin fashion house will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary in 2010, an occasion that calls for a retrospective of the work of its founder, designer Pierre Cardin. Born in 1922 in Sant Andrea de Barbarana, Venice province, Pierre Cardin immigrated to Paris in 1924 with his parents, who were thrown into poverty by World War I. After working briefly with Elsa ...more
Hardcover, 300 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Assouline
(first published 2010)
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Assouline is probably one of the finest publishers of fashion history and this one will definitely blow you away. Even if you're not familiar with Mr. Cardin's work you've seen The Beatles' collarless suits, created by Mr. Cardin, but it's his fashions for women that are the real standout. There are tons of amazing pictures showing off his dazzling mod creations from the Sixties that have a wickedly science fiction flavor. If you're a fashion student or just a fan of fashion in general this is ...more