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Pierre Cardin
Cardin in 1978
Cardin in 1978
Born
Pietro Costante Cardin

(1922-07-02)2 July 1922
San Biagio di Callalta, Italy
Died 29 December 2020(2020-12-29) (aged 98)
Nationality Italian and French
Occupation grand couturier
Awards Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
Commander of the Legion of Honour
Commander of the National Order of Merit
Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters
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Pierre Cardin (born Pietro Cardin; 2 July 1922 – 29 December 2020) was an Italian-born French fashion designer.

Cardin was known for his avant-garde style and his Space Age designs.

Cardin was made UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1991 and FAO Goodwill Ambassador in 2009.

He was gay, however he was in a four year relationship with actress Jeanne Moreau in the 1960s.

Cardin died on 29 December 2020 at a hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, at the age of 98.

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