When it comes to fashion luminaries, one designer who ranks high among the pantheon is Pierre Cardin. The Italian born, French-based designer is one of modern fashion’s most unique and distinctive voices, and who for more than seven decades has reshaped what fashion is, along with bringing his own sense of futurism to bear upon the world.
Now in a bold and cinematic documentary event film, directors P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes examine Cardin’s life and influence in House of Cardin.
Watch the full trailer below:
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Featuring interviews with a host of famed names including Jean-Paul Gaultier, Sharon Stone, Alice Cooper, Naomi Campbell, Philippe Starck, Dionne Warwick, Kenzo Takada, Jean Michel-Jarre and Yumi Katsura, this authorised feature documentary celebrates the genius of a true original, who has granted the directors exclusive access to his archives and empire. House of Cardin is essential viewing for anybody who loves fashion.
This new trailer is packed together with a range of amazing images and film that charts Cardin’s rise to the top of the fashion world, and with engaging interviewee’s and subject matter, including the presence of the great Alice Cooper, the House of Cardin will be required viewing for all.
House of Cardin will arrive in cinemas on July 30.