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The Cardin fashion house celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2010, an occasion that called for a retrospective of the work of its founder, designer Pierre Cardin. Born in 1922 in Sant'Andrea de Barbarana, Venice province, Pierre Cardin immigrated to Paris in 1924 with his parents, who were thrown into poverty by World War I. After working briefly with Elsa Schiaparelli, Cardin joined Dior in 1946 and opened his own couture house in 1950.
Written by Jean-Pascal Hesse, long-time director of communications at Cardin, the tome follows the life and career of Pierre Cardin from his days at Dior in the late 1940s to being at the helm of his own global fashion powerhouse. Famous not only for his often avant-garde designs, Cardin changed the way fashion was brought to mass audiences and ultimately became a touchstone for the big business and big name designer houses of today.