Legend of world fashion

Fashion icon Pierre Cardin

1922 – Born in San Biagio di Callalta near Treviso, Italy
1945 – Moves to Paris
1947 – Head, Christian Dior’s tailleure atelier
1950 – Founds Pierre Cardin fashion house
1953 – Begins designing haute couture
1981 – Purchases Maxim restaurants
1966 – Introduces uniforms for Pakistan international airlines
1991 – UNESCO goodwill ambassador
2008 – Honorary member, Russian Academy of Fine Arts
2009 – Goodwill ambassador, Food and Agriculture Organisation, UN

Pierre Cardin, an honorary UNESCO peace ambassador and the only couturier in the prestigious institute that protects French culture, is on a visit to Russia. He is today’s guest in the Spotlight studio.