Pierre Cardin, a legend of the modern mode, has passed away at age of 98, Cardin’s family announced his death to Agence France-Presse Tuesday.
Pierre Cardin extended his brand far beyond the niche of haut-couture, his name epitomized elegance and chic. Pierre, a son of Italian immigrants, is known for his works with the legends of the 60s. Prior to starting his own fashion house, Cardin worked with stars like Jean Cocteau and Christian Dior.
In the 1960s, Pierre Cardin and his inclination to the futuristic design were crowned by the success.
“Immense sadness,” the academy’s secretary-general Cyril Barthalois said via Twitter, adding, “Equally great joy of having known him” through the academy.
In the 1960s, Cardin’s simple, high-collared suits were a hit with the Beatles. It was one of many ways his work extended past fashion-show runways — he also designed uniforms for nurses and for Pakistan International Airlines.
Over the decades, Pierre Cardin is known for his eager embrace of brand licensing, putting his name on products that had nothing to do with high fashion – including frying pans. Last year, the designer has released his new collection.