Pierre Cardin was born in San Biagio di Callalta, near Venice in Italy; the son of wealthy wine merchants who became interested in fashion at an early age. He began his career in Vichy, France for a tailor named Manby and there learned the skills that would quickly see him come from obscurity to one of the world’s top fashion designers.
During the 1940’s, Cardin worked in Paris for the French fashion designer Paquin and went on to design the costumes for Jean Cocteau’s film Beauty and the Beast. Cocteau was so impressed with Cardin’s work that he introduced him to Christian Dior for whom Cardin was soon working; preparing the House of Dior Collections.
Cardin went on to work for himself designing couture for exclusive clients and was the first high fashion designer to release a ready to wear range. Cardin lives and works in Paris, constantly designing and innovating his many lines of clothing, footwear, jewellery, perfume and hats. His designs and his commercial success have made him one of the living legends among French fashion designers.
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