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Pierre Cardin: 1922 - Pietro Cardin was born on the 2nd of July, in San Biagio di Callalta (Venice, Italy)He arrives in France at the age of 2 and grows up in Saint-Etienne.

1922

Pietro Cardin was born on the 2nd of July, in San Biagio di Callalta (Venice, Italy)
He arrives in France at the age of 2 and grows up in Saint-Etienne.
Pietro Cardin was born on the 2nd of July, in San Biagio di Callalta (Venice, Italy)
He arrives in France at the age of 2 and grows up in Saint-Etienne.
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Pierre Cardin: 1945 - He arrives in Paris and starts working for Paquin and then Schiaparelli.

1945

He arrives in Paris and starts working for Paquin and then Schiaparelli.
He arrives in Paris and starts working for Paquin and then Schiaparelli.
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Pierre Cardin: 1946 - Christian Dior, who has just opened his own Fashion house at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris, hires him as a tailor.In the same year, he meets Jean Cocteau...

1946

Christian Dior, who has just opened his own Fashion house at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris, hires him as a tailor.
In the same year, he meets Jean Cocteau and Christian Berard, with whom he designs masks and costumes for their film "La Belle et la Bête" (The Beauty and the Beast).
Christian Dior, who has just opened his own Fashion house at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris, hires him as a tailor.
In the same year, he meets Jean Cocteau and Christian Berard, with whom he designs masks and costumes for their film "La Belle et la Bête" (The Beauty and the Beast).
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Pierre Cardin: 1950 - He founds his own company, at 10 rue Richepanse. He starts designing masks and costumes for the theater.

1950

He founds his own company, at 10 rue Richepanse. He starts designing masks and costumes for the theater.
He founds his own company, at 10 rue Richepanse. He starts designing masks and costumes for the theater.
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Pierre Cardin: 1954 - His “bubble dresses” are a worldwide triumph. He opens his first Parisian boutique, “Eve”, at the 118, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

1954

His “bubble dresses” are a worldwide triumph. He opens his first Parisian boutique, “Eve”, at the 118, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
His “bubble dresses” are a worldwide triumph. He opens his first Parisian boutique, “Eve”, at the 118, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
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Pierre Cardin: 1957 - He travels to Japan for the first time.He is made an honorary professor of the Bunka Fukosa design college and gives lessons on his famous three dimensional...

1957

He travels to Japan for the first time.
He is made an honorary professor of the Bunka Fukosa design college and gives lessons on his famous three dimensional cut for one month.
He travels to Japan for the first time.
He is made an honorary professor of the Bunka Fukosa design college and gives lessons on his famous three dimensional cut for one month.
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Pierre Cardin: 1959 - He presents his first ready-to-wear collection for women at the Printemps department store in Paris.

1959

He presents his first ready-to-wear collection for women at the Printemps department store in Paris.
He presents his first ready-to-wear collection for women at the Printemps department store in Paris.
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Pierre Cardin: 1960 - He launches his first men’s collection called “Cylindre” (Cylinder) presented by 250 French students.He creates the men’s ready-to-wear department...

1960

He launches his first men’s collection called “Cylindre” (Cylinder) presented by 250 French students.
He creates the men’s ready-to-wear department (Fashion and accessories)
He launches his first men’s collection called “Cylindre” (Cylinder) presented by 250 French students.
He creates the men’s ready-to-wear department (Fashion and accessories)
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Pierre Cardin: 1963 - He wants to make Haute-Couture more accessible and launches the women’s ready-to-wear department.

1963

He wants to make Haute-Couture more accessible and launches the women’s ready-to-wear department.
He wants to make Haute-Couture more accessible and launches the women’s ready-to-wear department.
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Pierre Cardin: 1966 - He gathers all the triplets in Paris to show his first children’s collection.

1966

He gathers all the triplets in Paris to show his first children’s collection.
He gathers all the triplets in Paris to show his first children’s collection.
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Pierre Cardin: 1968 - He works with the American actress and model Lauren Bacall, who famously wears the “Cardine” dresses.

1968

He works with the American actress and model Lauren Bacall, who famously wears the “Cardine” dresses.
He works with the American actress and model Lauren Bacall, who famously wears the “Cardine” dresses.
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Pierre Cardin: 1970 - He buys the “Théâtre des Ambassadeurs”, Avenue Gabriel in Paris, and turns it into the “Espace Pierre Cardin”. This new theater is a temple for...

1970

He buys the “Théâtre des Ambassadeurs”, Avenue Gabriel in Paris, and turns it into the “Espace Pierre Cardin”. This new theater is a temple for theater, dance, music, painting and gastronomy.
He hosts artists Carolyn Carlson, Maria Casarès, Marlene Dietrich, Henri Michaux, Maïa Plissetskaïa, Delphine Seyrig or Bob Wilson.
On March 31st, 2016, the “Espace Pierre Cardin” closes its doors, after more than 45 years of culture.
He buys the “Théâtre des Ambassadeurs”, Avenue Gabriel in Paris, and turns it into the “Espace Pierre Cardin”. This new theater is a temple for theater, dance, music, painting and gastronomy.
He hosts artists Carolyn Carlson, Maria Casarès, Marlene Dietrich, Henri Michaux, Maïa Plissetskaïa, Delphine Seyrig or Bob Wilson.
On March 31st, 2016, the “Espace Pierre Cardin” closes its doors, after more than 45 years of culture.
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Pierre Cardin: 1971 - He is very impressed by the fantastic adventure of putting a man on the moon. He visits NASA and becomes the first civilian in the world to put on the...

1971

He is very impressed by the fantastic adventure of putting a man on the moon. He visits NASA and becomes the first civilian in the world to put on the spacesuit worn by Buzz Aldrin
He is very impressed by the fantastic adventure of putting a man on the moon. He visits NASA and becomes the first civilian in the world to put on the spacesuit worn by Buzz Aldrin
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Pierre Cardin: 1972 - He launches his first men's perfume "Pour Monsieur".Other fragrances for men :1988 : Maxim’s Homme »1992 : Enigme1998 : Centaure2001...

1972

He launches his first men's perfume "Pour Monsieur".

Other fragrances for men :
1988 : Maxim’s Homme »
1992 : Enigme
1998 : Centaure
2001 : Orphée sous la marque Maxim’s de Paris
2001 : Bleu Marine pour Lui
2001 : Tristan & Yseult
2004 : Révélation
2006 : Emotion pour Lui
2007 : Pour Homme
2009 : Collection Male Trio
2010 : Signé Cardin
2011 : Style
2012 : Ambre suprême
2013 : Vertige
2013 : L’intense
2014 : Réédition de Bleu Marine pour Lui
He launches his first men's perfume "Pour Monsieur".

Other fragrances for men :
1988 : Maxim’s Homme »
1992 : Enigme
1998 : Centaure
2001 : Orphée sous la marque Maxim’s de Paris
2001 : Bleu Marine pour Lui
2001 : Tristan & Yseult
2004 : Révélation
2006 : Emotion pour Lui
2007 : Pour Homme
2009 : Collection Male Trio
2010 : Signé Cardin
2011 : Style
2012 : Ambre suprême
2013 : Vertige
2013 : L’intense
2014 : Réédition de Bleu Marine pour Lui
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Pierre Cardin: 1974 - On December 23rd he becomes the first couturier to be on the Time magazine’s cover. He is then 52.

1974

On December 23rd he becomes the first couturier to be on the Time magazine’s cover. He is then 52.
On December 23rd he becomes the first couturier to be on the Time magazine’s cover. He is then 52.
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Pierre Cardin: 1977 - He receives the Gold Thimble of French Haute-Couture made by Cartier, which rewards the most creative collection of the season.In 1979, for the...

1977

He receives the Gold Thimble of French Haute-Couture made by Cartier, which rewards the most creative collection of the season.

In 1979, for the second time, he is awarded the Gold Thimble of French Haute-Couture for his Spring/Summer collection.

In 1982, he is awarded his third Gold Thimble of the French Haute-Couture (exceptional) for his Automn/winter collection.
He receives the Gold Thimble of French Haute-Couture made by Cartier, which rewards the most creative collection of the season.

In 1979, for the second time, he is awarded the Gold Thimble of French Haute-Couture for his Spring/Summer collection.

In 1982, he is awarded his third Gold Thimble of the French Haute-Couture (exceptional) for his Automn/winter collection.
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Pierre Cardin: 1978 - He goes to China for the first time, marking the beginning of a long collaboration with the country.

1978

He goes to China for the first time, marking the beginning of a long collaboration with the country.
He goes to China for the first time, marking the beginning of a long collaboration with the country.
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Pierre Cardin: 1979 - In the United States, Pierre Cardin’s designs is taken to the sky, when he signs a contract with Atlantic Aviation for the interior and exterior design...

1979

In the United States, Pierre Cardin’s designs is taken to the sky, when he signs a contract with Atlantic Aviation for the interior and exterior design of the Westwind 1124.
In the United States, Pierre Cardin’s designs is taken to the sky, when he signs a contract with Atlantic Aviation for the interior and exterior design of the Westwind 1124.
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Pierre Cardin: 1980 - 1st retrospective which celebrates thirty years of creation, presented at:- New-York (The Metropolitan Museum)- Paris (Grand Palais)- Tokyo...

1980

1st retrospective which celebrates thirty years of creation, presented at:
- New-York (The Metropolitan Museum)
- Paris (Grand Palais)
- Tokyo (Sogetsi Kaikan Museum)
1st retrospective which celebrates thirty years of creation, presented at:
- New-York (The Metropolitan Museum)
- Paris (Grand Palais)
- Tokyo (Sogetsi Kaikan Museum)
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Pierre Cardin: 1981 - On the 4th of May Pierre Cardin takes control and ownership of the famous restaurant, Maxim’s de Paris located at 3, rue Royale in Paris.Since 1977,...

1981

On the 4th of May Pierre Cardin takes control and ownership of the famous restaurant, Maxim’s de Paris located at 3, rue Royale in Paris.
Since 1977, Pierre Cardin manages with Mr. and Mrs. Vaudable, the funds and the name.
In 1977, he opens a “Maxim’s Shop” at 76, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
In 1978, two men's wear shops “Homme de la Nuit” opened at 82, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and at 5, rue Royale.
Will follow in 1979 and 1980, the openings of "Maxim's Fleurs" and "Maxim's Fruits" shops.
On the 4th of May Pierre Cardin takes control and ownership of the famous restaurant, Maxim’s de Paris located at 3, rue Royale in Paris.
Since 1977, Pierre Cardin manages with Mr. and Mrs. Vaudable, the funds and the name.
In 1977, he opens a “Maxim’s Shop” at 76, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
In 1978, two men's wear shops “Homme de la Nuit” opened at 82, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and at 5, rue Royale.
Will follow in 1979 and 1980, the openings of "Maxim's Fleurs" and "Maxim's Fruits" shops.
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Pierre Cardin: 1981 - He launches his new women perfume called "Choc".Other fragrances for women :1985 : Maxim's pour Femme.1990 : Rose Cardin1995 : Ophélie2002...

1981

He launches his new women perfume called "Choc".

Other fragrances for women :
1985 : Maxim's pour Femme.
1990 : Rose Cardin
1995 : Ophélie
2002 : Bleu Marine pour elle
2005 : Emotion pour Elle
2007 : Pour Femme
2010 : Signé Cardin
2011 : Style
2012 : Miss Choc
2013 : Vertige
2013 : L’intense
2014 : Cardin pour Elle
He launches his new women perfume called "Choc".

Other fragrances for women :
1985 : Maxim's pour Femme.
1990 : Rose Cardin
1995 : Ophélie
2002 : Bleu Marine pour elle
2005 : Emotion pour Elle
2007 : Pour Femme
2010 : Signé Cardin
2011 : Style
2012 : Miss Choc
2013 : Vertige
2013 : L’intense
2014 : Cardin pour Elle
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Pierre Cardin: 1983 - He is made Knight of the Legion of Honour and is decorated as “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres”.

1983

He is made Knight of the Legion of Honour and is decorated as “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres”.
He is made Knight of the Legion of Honour and is decorated as “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres”.
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Pierre Cardin: 1987 - He designs costumes for Maïa Plissetskaïa, considered as one of the greatest ballerina, particularly for Anna Karenine, la Mouette, et la Dame au petit chien.

1987

He designs costumes for Maïa Plissetskaïa, considered as one of the greatest ballerina, particularly for Anna Karenine, la Mouette, et la Dame au petit chien.
He designs costumes for Maïa Plissetskaïa, considered as one of the greatest ballerina, particularly for Anna Karenine, la Mouette, et la Dame au petit chien.
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Pierre Cardin: 1988 - He visits the Far East and meets His Holiness Pope Jean-Paul II.

1988

He visits the Far East and meets His Holiness Pope Jean-Paul II.
He visits the Far East and meets His Holiness Pope Jean-Paul II.
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Pierre Cardin: 1990 - In 1990, 2nd retrospective for his fortieth anniversary as a designer, presented at:- London (Victoria & Albert Museum)- Montreal (Museum of...

1990

In 1990, 2nd retrospective for his fortieth anniversary as a designer, presented at:
- London (Victoria & Albert Museum)
- Montreal (Museum of Fine-Arts)
- Mexico City (La Estampa Museum)
- Sao-Paulo
- Kyoto (Sen Yuji Imperial Temple)
In 1990, 2nd retrospective for his fortieth anniversary as a designer, presented at:
- London (Victoria & Albert Museum)
- Montreal (Museum of Fine-Arts)
- Mexico City (La Estampa Museum)
- Sao-Paulo
- Kyoto (Sen Yuji Imperial Temple)
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Pierre Cardin: 1991 - He holds his fashion show in the Red Square, Moscow in front of 200.000 people. Which is a first in Russian history.

1991

He holds his fashion show in the Red Square, Moscow in front of 200.000 people. Which is a first in Russian history.
He holds his fashion show in the Red Square, Moscow in front of 200.000 people. Which is a first in Russian history.
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Pierre Cardin: 1991 - He is promoted to Officer of the Legion of Honour and made Honorary Ambassador of UNESCO. In 1991, he designs a medal and jewellery pieces for the profit...

1991

He is promoted to Officer of the Legion of Honour and made Honorary Ambassador of UNESCO. In 1991, he designs a medal and jewellery pieces for the profit of the UNESCO- Tchernobyl program and in 1995, he designs six flags for the year of tolerance.
He is promoted to Officer of the Legion of Honour and made Honorary Ambassador of UNESCO. In 1991, he designs a medal and jewellery pieces for the profit of the UNESCO- Tchernobyl program and in 1995, he designs six flags for the year of tolerance.
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Pierre Cardin: 1992 - He accepts a seat in the Academy of Fine Arts at the French Institute.

1992

He accepts a seat in the Academy of Fine Arts at the French Institute.
He accepts a seat in the Academy of Fine Arts at the French Institute.
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Pierre Cardin: 1995 - He meets Nelson Mandela in South-Africa, a few months after his election to the presidency.

1995

He meets Nelson Mandela in South-Africa, a few months after his election to the presidency.
He meets Nelson Mandela in South-Africa, a few months after his election to the presidency.
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Pierre Cardin: 1998 - He inaugurates the boat “Maxim’s sur Seine” docked at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

1998

He inaugurates the boat “Maxim’s sur Seine” docked at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.
He inaugurates the boat “Maxim’s sur Seine” docked at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.
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Pierre Cardin: 2000 - 3rd retrospective for his fifty years of creation, presented at :- Parais (Espace Pierre Cardin)- Shanghai- Beijing- Los Angeles- Tokyo-...

2000

3rd retrospective for his fifty years of creation, presented at :
- Parais (Espace Pierre Cardin)
- Shanghai
- Beijing
- Los Angeles
- Tokyo
- Florence (Palazzo Corsini)
- Athens
- Istanbul
3rd retrospective for his fifty years of creation, presented at :
- Parais (Espace Pierre Cardin)
- Shanghai
- Beijing
- Los Angeles
- Tokyo
- Florence (Palazzo Corsini)
- Athens
- Istanbul
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Pierre Cardin: 2001 - He buys the Marquis de Sade’s Castle and creates The Lacoste Festival of lyric art and theater which takes place every year in July.Among the...

2001

He buys the Marquis de Sade’s Castle and creates The Lacoste Festival of lyric art and theater which takes place every year in July.

Among the personalities who are programmed: Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu, Renée Fleming, mais aussi Fabrice Luchini, Thomas Dutronc, Marie-Claude Pietragalla et Angelin Preljocaj, etc.
He buys the Marquis de Sade’s Castle and creates The Lacoste Festival of lyric art and theater which takes place every year in July.

Among the personalities who are programmed: Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu, Renée Fleming, mais aussi Fabrice Luchini, Thomas Dutronc, Marie-Claude Pietragalla et Angelin Preljocaj, etc.
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Pierre Cardin: 2006 - He opens his museum “Past-Present-Futur”, at Saint-Ouen.(France)

2006

He opens his museum “Past-Present-Futur”, at Saint-Ouen.(France)
He opens his museum “Past-Present-Futur”, at Saint-Ouen.(France)
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Pierre Cardin: 2007 - His collection is presented during a fashion show in the Gobi desert, in China.

2007

His collection is presented during a fashion show in the Gobi desert, in China.
His collection is presented during a fashion show in the Gobi desert, in China.
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Pierre Cardin: 2009 - He is named Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (FAO)

2009

He is named Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (FAO)
He is named Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (FAO)
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Pierre Cardin: 2010 - 4th retrospective which celebrates sixty years of creation, presented at:- São Paulo (Shopping Center Iguatemi)- Tokyo (Bunka Fashion College)He...

2010

4th retrospective which celebrates sixty years of creation, presented at:
- São Paulo (Shopping Center Iguatemi)
- Tokyo (Bunka Fashion College)

He publishes at Assouline of the book “Pierre Cardin, 60 years of Innovation”
4th retrospective which celebrates sixty years of creation, presented at:
- São Paulo (Shopping Center Iguatemi)
- Tokyo (Bunka Fashion College)

He publishes at Assouline of the book “Pierre Cardin, 60 years of Innovation”
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Pierre Cardin: 2011 - He presents his new collection on an aircraft carrier, in Tianjin in China and at the Villa Medicis in Rome.He launches the book « Maxim’s,...

2011

He presents his new collection on an aircraft carrier, in Tianjin in China and at the Villa Medicis in Rome.

He launches the book « Maxim’s, Mirror of the Parisian Life ».
He presents his new collection on an aircraft carrier, in Tianjin in China and at the Villa Medicis in Rome.

He launches the book « Maxim’s, Mirror of the Parisian Life ».
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Pierre Cardin: 2012 - This year, his fashion shows take place at White Palace in Belgrade (Serbia), at Water Cube in Beijing (China), and at Palais Brongniart in Paris (France).He...

2012

This year, his fashion shows take place at White Palace in Belgrade (Serbia), at Water Cube in Beijing (China), and at Palais Brongniart in Paris (France).
He launches the book « The Palais Bulles of Pierre Cardin » by Jean-Pascal Hesse (Editions Assouline).
This year, his fashion shows take place at White Palace in Belgrade (Serbia), at Water Cube in Beijing (China), and at Palais Brongniart in Paris (France).
He launches the book « The Palais Bulles of Pierre Cardin » by Jean-Pascal Hesse (Editions Assouline).
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Pierre Cardin: 2013 - He inaugurates the « Bateau Ivre Maxim’s de Paris », quai de Montebello in front of Notre-Dame-de-Paris, for cruises to discover the capital.He...

2013

He inaugurates the « Bateau Ivre Maxim’s de Paris », quai de Montebello in front of Notre-Dame-de-Paris, for cruises to discover the capital.

He presents « Maxim’s la Nuit », Maxim’s de Paris Haute-Couture collection by Pierre Cardin on the 2nd floor of Maxim’s restaurant.
He inaugurates the « Bateau Ivre Maxim’s de Paris », quai de Montebello in front of Notre-Dame-de-Paris, for cruises to discover the capital.

He presents « Maxim’s la Nuit », Maxim’s de Paris Haute-Couture collection by Pierre Cardin on the 2nd floor of Maxim’s restaurant.
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Pierre Cardin: 2014 - He decides to transfer his Museum to 5, rue Saint-Merri, in Paris and inaugurates on November 13th, in the presence of many personalities.

2014

He decides to transfer his Museum to 5, rue Saint-Merri, in Paris and inaugurates on November 13th, in the presence of many personalities.
He decides to transfer his Museum to 5, rue Saint-Merri, in Paris and inaugurates on November 13th, in the presence of many personalities.
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Pierre Cardin: 2016 - He launches the book « Espace Pierre Cardin” written by Jean-Pascal Hesse (Gourcuff Gradenigo Editions)

2016

He launches the book « Espace Pierre Cardin” written by Jean-Pascal Hesse (Gourcuff Gradenigo Editions)
He launches the book « Espace Pierre Cardin” written by Jean-Pascal Hesse (Gourcuff Gradenigo Editions)
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Pierre Cardin: 2016 - He presents a fashion show « 70 years of creation” at Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. This is the first time that the Institut de France welcomes...

2016

He presents a fashion show « 70 years of creation” at Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. This is the first time that the Institut de France welcomes a couturier.
He presents a fashion show « 70 years of creation” at Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. This is the first time that the Institut de France welcomes a couturier.
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Pierre Cardin: 2017 - On the occasion of Design Week 2017, the Galleria Carla Sozzani invited Mr. Pierre Cardin for a retrospective of his design creations.

2017

On the occasion of Design Week 2017, the Galleria Carla Sozzani invited Mr. Pierre Cardin for a retrospective of his design creations.
On the occasion of Design Week 2017, the Galleria Carla Sozzani invited Mr. Pierre Cardin for a retrospective of his design creations.
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Pierre Cardin: 2017 - Pierre Cardin's retrospective exhibition on the occasion of his 70 years of creationFrom May 27, 2017 to January 1, 2018 at "Rosecliff" - Newport (Rhodes...

2017

Pierre Cardin's retrospective exhibition on the occasion of his 70 years of creation
From May 27, 2017 to January 1, 2018 at "Rosecliff" - Newport (Rhodes Island, USA).
Saturday, June 17, 2017, Pierre Cardin presented 90 iconic models during a Haute Couture fashion show at the residence "The Breakers" - Newport (Rhodes Island, USA).
Pierre Cardin's retrospective exhibition on the occasion of his 70 years of creation
From May 27, 2017 to January 1, 2018 at "Rosecliff" - Newport (Rhodes Island, USA).
Saturday, June 17, 2017, Pierre Cardin presented 90 iconic models during a Haute Couture fashion show at the residence "The Breakers" - Newport (Rhodes Island, USA).
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