A rare peek into the mind of the design and business icon Pierre Cardin, House of Cardin offers exclusive access to archives and unprecedented interviews with fashion’s elite, documenting how one man became a fashion empire.
With his pioneering use of geometric shapes, avant-garde styles and bold colours Pierre Cardin cut a unique path through the fashion world. Through endless experimentation he was at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation; freeing women from figure-moulded clothes, advancing trends in unisex designs and in overseeing the transition of haute couture into ready-to-wear designs.
Featuring contributions from fashion and music icons and collaborators including Naomi Campbell, Sharon Stone, Alice Cooper, Dionne Warwick and Jean-Paul Gaultier, and with extensive interviews with Cardin himself, House of Cardin offers unparalleled insight into one of history’s greatest fashion designers. And the documentary spends a great deal of time with the man himself, so we get know, from his own words, what makes him tick, what made him start his company, and how, when he went to Paris for the first time, how he ask a stranger for directions to a particular shop and the man he had asked was the man he was going to see. This meeting sealed his face, and Pierre Cardin’s life would never be the same again.
House of Cardin is from the directors of Mansfield 66/67 and producers of Room 237, P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes, also features Sharon Stone, Naomi Campbell, Alice Cooper, Dionne Warwick and Jean Paul Gaultier, all speaking about the man simply known as PC (his initials engraved on most of his products). Cardin sadly passed away late last year at the age of 98.
Blue Finch Film Releasing presents House of Cardin now available on Digital Download.