Pierre Cardin (91) makes comeback

Pierre Cardin (91) makes comeback

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)

Questions or comments? Please feel free to contact the editors


FrieslandCampina sells fruit juice division

17/08/2017

Dairy company FrieslandCampina has sold its fruit juice division, which also contained the Appelsientje brand to Dutch investment firm Standard Investment.

Carlsberg's turnover increases despite lower volumes

16/08/2017

In the first half of the year, Danish beer brewer Carlsberg’s turnover grew 2 % to 31.8 billion krona (4.3 billion euro). The improves sales for its more expensive beers, like Grimbergen, contributed to this turnover increase.

Losses keep growing for HelloFresh

14/08/2017

Over the course of the first half of 2017, meal box delivery service HelloFresh has seen both its turnover and its losses grow significantly. This gives mixed messages in the preparation of its IPO, which is planned for the fall of 2017 to create room for more investments.

Italian gelato is European market leader

11/08/2017

Italian cuisine is revered all across the globe, with people often thinking of pizza and pasta. However, Italians also have an ironclad reputation when it comes to ice cream. This is also reflected in sales, as Italians are the European market leader.

Oprah Winfrey and Kraft Heinz join forces

10/08/2017

American tv star Oprah Winfrey has joined forces with Kraft Heinz to develop a range of “healthy and nutritious soups and side dishes”. The range, currently only available in the United States, should help Kraft Heinz generate turnover growth once more.

Ahold Delhaize continues to struggle in Belgium

09/08/2017

Belgian-Dutch supermarket group Ahold Delhaize has had a very good second quarter, with the company thinking last year's merger could result in lower costs than previously anticipated. On the other hand, Belgium's performance is still weak.

Back to top