It’s finally here! The new SCAD Fashion exhibition just opened and this time we are showing the magnificent work from the genius Pierre Cardin. Pierre is a French born designer who gained popularity during the 60’s and 70’s for his Space Age designs. He started working under Christian Dior in 1946 and he was even part of the team when the revolutionary “New Look” came out, however shortly after in 1960 he opened his own atelier and starts designing masks and costumes for theater. It wasn’t until 1954 when he came under the fashion radar with his “bubble dress” that was revolutionary because it went against the silhouette accepted for the time. He continued to be true to himself creating out-of-the-ordinary pieces mostly inspired by geometric shapes. He later embarked in different projects, including architecture, and even designing his own house. Go to scadfash.org to read more about the exhibition or come to our museum to enjoy the lifework of this fantastic designer.
“The clothes that I prefer are those I invent for a life that doesn’t exist yet – the world of tomorrow” – Pierre Cardin