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House of Cardin

1h 41m Documentary 2019

A rare look into the mind of a genius, Pierre Cardin's incredible life and career as one of fashion's true icons.

P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes’ enthralling documentary affords a rare look into the mind of a genius, taking the viewer on a fascinating journey through the incredible life and career of one of fashion’s true icons, Pierre Cardin. Featuring rare footage, House of Cardin recounts his first steps as an employee at Paquin in Paris in 1945, where he worked on the exquisite costumes of Jean Cocteau’s classic Beauty and the Beast, to becoming the head of Christian Dior’s atelier and then founding his own label in 1950.

Combining acute business acumen with an almost unrivalled creation vision, Cardin was a fashion revolutionary whose designs from the 1960s and 70s still appear modern decades later. In what was perceived as a shocking move at the time, he was also the very first designer to branch out from haute couture into ready-to-wear, and expand his range to incorporate fashion accessories – all accepted as standard practice today.


Todd Hughes


USA, France

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