Despite being 91 years old, Pierre Cardin still has a spring in his step and he is apparently still as creative as he ever was. The Frenchman has made his catwalk comeback this past week with a huge festive collection.
Fashion as a weapon against the crisis
The French couturier presented a festive collection at Parisian restaurant Maxim’s, which he has owned since 1981. 90 outfits were geared towards women, while men could gawk at 40 outfits. The entire collection was dubbed “Maxim’s la nuit”. “We live in depressive times and I felt like creating some happiness with this festive collection”.
Cardin had “happy, dancing people” in mind when designing the collection. He called on his wealthy fellow citizens to “spend money so that others can work”. He added that “whatever I do, has a social dimension”.
Sports collection on the horizon
Pierre Cardin’s last haute couture show dates back to 1997, in Paris. In 2011, he had announced that his firm was for sale, but up until today, nothing has happened. “Considering my age, I will have to sell some day, but the price will be high. My name is worth more than one billion euro. I was an accountant, therefore I know how to count.”
He also announced he wanted to create a sports collection. He added he had no intention of retiring, as “work is my life, my happiness. As long as I am able to, I will continue. I will definitely have a successor.”
(Translated by Gary Peeters)