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Pierre Cardin: Fifty Years of Fashion and Design
This is the first authorized monograph on Pierre Cardin (b. 1922). Visionary fashion designer and licensing pioneer, Cardin began his career apprenticed to Elsa Schiaparelli and Christian Dior. He quickly launched his own haute couture line, in 1954, followed rapidly by the first women's and men's prjt--porter (ready-to-wear) collections from a couture designer. Since the ...more
Hardcover, 206 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Vendome Press
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Covering the '50s through the '90s, Längle outlines the social and historical contexts of this French designer's work, from his famous "bubble dress," to The Beatles' collarless suits. She also reminds us of the industry's dept to Cardin, who, as the first couturier to create a ready-to-wear line, was criticized by the fashion elite and even once expelled from the Chambre Syndicale, the regulating commission of haute couture in Paris. The book is fact-filled, comprehensive, and covers almost eve ...more