Last year, a documentary on Pierre Cardin, titled House of Cardin, brought together icons from across the fashion industry to discuss the legendary designer’s life and career, and chart “how one man became a fashion empire”.
Jean Paul Gaultier, Naomi Campbell, Guo Pei, and Sharon Stone were among those that reflected on the future-facing fashion pioneer in the film, alongside equally influential musicians such as Alice Cooper and Dionne Warwick. Cardin himself also made an appearance via extensive interviews, conducted before his death at the age of 98, on December 29, 2020.
Now, House of Cardin — from directors P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes — is set to arrive online in the UK and Ireland, via Blue Finch Film Releasing. The documentary will be released for digital download from April 26.
A trailer shared by Blue Finch ahead of the release offers an insight into what to expect, featuring comments on Cardin’s legacy interspersed with clips and stills from his bold and colourful shows, and footage of the designer at home. “He’s one of the greats,” says Campbell in one interview snippet.
Over the course of a career that spanned seven decades, Cardin reshaped fashion with his modern, avant-garde designs, experimentation, and novel approach to building a label. Read more about the designer’s life and creative legacy — via some of his most iconic and memorable quotes — here, and revisit the House of Cardin trailer below.