French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, hailed for his visionary creations but also for bringing stylish clothes to the masses, died Tuesday aged 98, his family told AFP.
Cardin, who was born to a low-income family in northern Italy but became a France-based fashion superstar, died in a hospital in Neuilly in the west of Paris, his family said.
“It is a day of great sadness for all our family. Pierre Cardin is no more,” the statement said.
It said after a lifetime spanning a century he had left France and the world a “great unique artistic heritage” and not only in fashion.
Born into poverty in 1922 near Venice in northern Italy, his family em