Pierre Cardin (born Pietro Cardin, is an Italian-born French fashion designer who was born on 2 July 1922, at San Biagio di Callalta near Treviso.
Cardin was known for his avant-garde style and his Space Age designs. He prefers geometric shapes and motifs, often ignoring the female form. He advanced into unisex fashions, sometimes experimental, and not always practical. He introduced the “bubble dress” in 1954.
Pierre Cardin was also designated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1991.
On 16 October 2009, Pierre Cardin was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
1. I HAVE A NAME, I HAVE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT.
2. I WAS VERY LUCKY, I WAS PART OF THE POST-WAR PERIOD WHEN EVERYTHING HAD TO BE REDONE.
3. MY NAME IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MYSELF.
4. THE ONLY ONE WHO IS ALIVE TODAY AND STILL BEING TALKED ABOUT IS PIERRE CARDIN.
5. WE UNDRESS MEN AND WOMEN, WE DON’T DRESS THEM ANY MORE.
6. THEY SAID PRET-A-PORTER WILL KILL YOUR NAME, AND IT SAVED ME.