Pierre Cardin in Paris

Less than 1 year ago, Italian-born designer, Pierre Cardin, at the age of 92 opened his new museum in Paris’ Marais neighborhood in a former tie factory.  The museum is named, Passé-Présent-Futur (Past-Present-Future) and offers a comprehensive look at the designer’s lengthy and sometimes shocking career.

We had a private tour of the museum with Renée Taponier, who has been Pierre’s personal assistant for more than 50 years.  We saw 200 of Cardin’s most memorable haute-couture collections including a metallic mini-dress and elegantly-draped evening wear.  The metallic mini-dress was recreated by Cardin (something he almost never does) and worn at Obama’s 1st Inaugural Ball!

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