Breaking: French fashion designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98
- France’s Fine Arts Academy announced the designer’s death on Twitter
- Cardin was known for his futuristic looks in the 1960s and 70s
- He overhauled the fashion industry by successfully licensing his brand name
French designer Pierre Cardin, who upended fashion styles in the 1960s and 70s with futuristic looks, has died at the age of 98, France’s Fine Arts Academy said in a statement on Twitter.
Cardin who was born in Italy in 1922 but emigrated to France as a small child, died in a hospital in Neuilly in the west of Paris, his family said.
He was known for overhauling the fashion industry by successfully licensing his brand name and making savvy business moves.
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Pioneering French fashion designer Pierre Cardin has died at age 98, France’s Fine Arts Academy said on Twitter on Tuesday. Pictured: Cardin in 2013
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