Pierre Cardin : A figure of modernity

1×52′ / HD

Documentary

The tale of Pierre Cardin’s life is that of one of the most controversial French couturier, who went from a miserable childhood as an Italian refugee to an exceptional artistic and economic success.

This is the story of a man who built an empire by the strength of his talent, shaking up the codified world of Haute Couture to get through the incredible changes of the last 70 years of our history. But Pierre Cardin is also a secret man, who has always been extremely discreet about his private life, despite great friendships and passionate romances.

For the first time, his whole life is revealed in this modern and glamorous documentary, alternating between unpublished archive images and Chinese ink drawings derived from the great couturier’s world.

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Why we like it:

Pierre Cardin’s life is the fascinating tale of the most controversial great French couturier, who went from a miserable childhood as an Italian refugee to an exceptional artistic and financial success. This is the story of a man who built an empire by the strength of his talent, shaking up the codified world of Haute Couture, always one step ahead of his contemporaries.

Program information:

1×52′ / HD

  • Genre:

    Arts & Culture

  • Director:

    Isabelle Szumny

  • Broadcaster:

  • Shooting language:

    English

  • Writter:

    Isabelle Szumny & Sophie Kurkdjian