Pierre Cardin: French fashion giant dies aged 98

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Legendary designer Pierre Cardin, whose futuristic and stylish designs helped revolutionise fashion in the 1950s and 60s, has died at the age of 98. The French fashion giant’s career spanned more than 70 years, and his modern style helped usher in the post-war “golden age” of couture. He also broke ground by bringing designer styles to the masses with some of the first ready-to-wear collections. A business pioneer, he also licensed his name for a wide range of products. Obituary: Pierre CardinBBC Culture: The influences of 60s space-age fashions

He died in hospital in Neuilly, near Paris, his family told the AFP news agency. “It is a day of great sadness for all our family. Pierre Cardin is no more,” they said in a statement. “We are all proud of his tenacious ambition and the daring he has shown throughout his life.”(BBC)…[+]