Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion


Eddie Adams by Pierre Cardin. Image courtesy of National Portrait Gallery
Until February 5, 2020
Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion is the first New York retrospective in forty years to focus on the legendary couturier. Drawn primarily from Pierre Cardin’s archive, the exhibition traverses the designer’s decades-long career at the forefront of fashion invention. Known today for his bold, futuristic looks of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, Cardin extended his design concepts from fashion to furniture, industrial design, and beyond.
The exhibition presents over 170 objects drawn from his atelier and archive, including historical and contemporary haute couture, prêt-à-porter, trademark accessories, “couture” furniture, lighting, fashion sketches, personal photographs, and excerpts from television, documentaries, and feature films. The objects are displayed in an immersive environment inspired by Cardin’s unique atelier designs, showrooms, and homes.
Brooklyn Museum, NYC
Until 5 January, 2020 Eddie
Models wearing Pierre Cardin "Pagoda" jackets in China, 1979. Image courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin
Pierre Cardin two-tone jersey dresses with vinyl waders, 1969.
Pierre Cardin linen pants, 1972. Image courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin.
Pierre Cardin dress with kinetic back, 1970. Image courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin.
Lauren Bacall, Leslie Bogart, and Alain Delon at Pierre Cardin's Fall 1968 fashion show. Image courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin.
Pierre Cardin "Cosmocorps" suits and "Porthole" dresses, 1968. Image courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin.
Terry O'Neill. Raquel Welch in a Pierre Cardin outfit featuring a miniskirt and necklace in blue vinyl, worn with a Plexiglass visor, 1970. Courtesy of Iconic Images.