Pierre Cardin: 70 Years of Innovation opened in Rosecliff’s exhibition gallery on May 27, featuring 42 original pieces from Cardin’s private archives that document and celebrate his prolific career from the 1950s through his 2016 spring/summer collection.
The Rosecliff exhibition is shown in the second floor gallery and features some of his most memorable designs, including 1960s space-age looks from the Cosmocorps collection, unisex jumpsuits created for the 1972 Olympics, and the technologically advanced Cardine dress, made of thermo-formed fabric that was worn by Lauren Bacall in 1968.
In addition to fashion, Cardin’s interests have extended to art, architecture and furniture design. Some pieces from his extensive collection of art by French Belle Époque caricaturist Georges Goursat, also known as SEM, will be included in the exhibition. Complementing the artwork will be a vignette illustration from Maxim’s, the storied Parisian restaurant that Cardin has owned since 1981.