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Pierre Cardin
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Cardin in 2010
Born Pietro Cardin
2 July 1922 (1922-07-02) (age 98)
San Biagio di Callalta, Italy
Nationality Italian and French
Awards Commander of the Order of Cultural Merit (2007)
The House of Cardin
Type Private
Industry Fashion
When it was created 1950
People who started it Pierre Cardin
Headquarters Paris, France
Key people Pierre Cardin

Pierre Cardin (French: [pjɛʁ kaʁdɛ̃]; born Pietro Cardin; 2 July 1922) is a French fashion designer.

Cardin is known for his avant-garde style and his Space Age designs. He prefers geometric shapes and motifs, often ignoring the female form. He advanced into unisex fashions, sometimes experimental, and not always practical. He founded his fashion house in 1950 and introduced the "bubble dress" in 1954.

He was designated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1991.

On 16 October 2009, Cardin was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

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