Height: 6’0” / 183 cm
Weight: 180 lbs / 81 kg
Shoe Size: 11 US / 43 EU
Suit Size: 8 US
Hair Color: Gray
Eye Color: Dark Brown
He is named in press as “grandfather” in the world of fashion. Legendary Pierre just smiles, when he hears it. Fashion is the main sense of his life. He works till now, and probably, it is the only thing he currently does. Cardin used to tell in his interview, “I have no family, no pets. I work 18 hours per day and then sleep six hours. I don’t do any sports now, although I was interested in swimming and golf in my youth. Now I simply have no time for it and sometimes I clean my office myself”.
Pierre Cardin was born in the family of poor Italian winemakers. At first he was interested in dancing and dreamed to become a professional, but gradually was involved into dressmaking. He moved to Paris and began to serve as Christian Dior apprentice. Incredibly talented Dior noticed that Cardin had that something, which made him different from other ordinary dressmakers.
In 1950 Pierre opened his own fashion label. He created clothes for both, men and women, and each time he invented some innovation. Thus in one of his first collections he presented the Bubble dress, which is copied by modern designers till now.
During the years of his activity Cardin created not just clothes, but also crockery, cars and interiors. His talent was awarded numerous times.
Name: Pietro Cardin
Nickname: Pierre, the first futurist in fashion
Date of Birth: July 6, 1922
Place of Birth: San Biagio di Callalta, Italy
Place of Residence: South of France
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
He is currently single. He had never been married. The fashion mogul was in relationships with both, men and women. His longest affair was with an actress Jeanne Moreau.
Awards and Honors:
1) Commander of the Order of Cultural Merit in 2007
2) UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1991
3) Sunday Times International Fashion award in 1963
4) Dé d'Or award in 1977, 1979 and 1982
5) Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1983
6) Fashion Oscar in 1985
…and many others