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Terry O'Neill (British, born 1938). Raquel Welch in a Pierre Cardin outfit featuring a miniskirt and necklace in blue vinyl, worn with a Plexiglas visor, 1970. Image courtesy of Iconic Images. © Terry O’Neill / Iconic Images


                          
                          Terry O'Neill (British, born 1938). Raquel Welch in a Pierre Cardin outfit featuring a miniskirt and necklace in blue vinyl, worn with a Plexiglas visor, 1970. Image courtesy of Iconic Images. © Terry O’Neill / Iconic Images

Terry O'Neill (British, born 1938). Raquel Welch in a Pierre Cardin outfit featuring a miniskirt and necklace in blue vinyl, worn with a Plexiglas visor, 1970. Image courtesy of Iconic Images. © Terry O’Neill / Iconic Images

<p>Pierre Cardin “Cosmocorps” suits and “Porthole” dresses, 1968. (Photo: Yoshi Takata. Courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)</p>

Pierre Cardin “Cosmocorps” suits and “Porthole” dresses, 1968. (Photo: Yoshi Takata. Courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)

<p>Eddie Adams (American, 1933–2004). Pierre Cardin, 1974. Chromogenic photograph on paper, 11<sup>1</sup>/<sub>4</sub> x 15 in. (28.6 x 38.1 cm). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute; gift of Time magazine, Briscoe Center for American History, NPG.78.TC276. © Estate of Eddie Adams. (Photo: Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery)</p>

Eddie Adams (American, 1933–2004). Pierre Cardin, 1974. Chromogenic photograph on paper, 111/4 x 15 in. (28.6 x 38.1 cm). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute; gift of Time magazine, Briscoe Center for American History, NPG.78.TC276. © Estate of Eddie Adams. (Photo: Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery)

<p>Lauren Bacall, Leslie Bogart, and Alain Delon at Pierre Cardin's Fall 1968 fashion show. (Photo: Courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)</p>

Lauren Bacall, Leslie Bogart, and Alain Delon at Pierre Cardin's Fall 1968 fashion show. (Photo: Courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)

<p>Pierre Cardin dress with kinetic back, 1970. (Photo: Yoshi Takata. Courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)</p>

Pierre Cardin dress with kinetic back, 1970. (Photo: Yoshi Takata. Courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)

<p>Pierre Cardin in his couture salon, 1952. (Photo: Courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)</p>

Pierre Cardin in his couture salon, 1952. (Photo: Courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)

<p>Pierre Cardin linen pants, 1972. (Photo: courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)</p>

Pierre Cardin linen pants, 1972. (Photo: courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)

<p>Pierre Cardin at work, 1968. (Photo: Courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)</p>

Pierre Cardin at work, 1968. (Photo: Courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)

<p>Pierre Cardin “Junior Unit” chest, 1979–80. Chrome-plated metal, lacquered wood. (Photo: Courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)</p>

Pierre Cardin “Junior Unit” chest, 1979–80. Chrome-plated metal, lacquered wood. (Photo: Courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)

<p>Pierre Cardin two-tone jersey dresses, with vinyl waders, 1969. (Photo: Yoshi Takata. © Pierre Pelegry)</p>

Pierre Cardin two-tone jersey dresses, with vinyl waders, 1969. (Photo: Yoshi Takata. © Pierre Pelegry)

<p>Pierre Cardin wearing Apollo 11 space suit, 1969. (Photo: Courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)</p>

Pierre Cardin wearing Apollo 11 space suit, 1969. (Photo: Courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)

<p>Presentation of Pierre Cardin’s Spring 2017 collection at the Yellow River Stone Forest National Geological Park in Baiyin, China, 2016. (Photo: Courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)</p>

Presentation of Pierre Cardin’s Spring 2017 collection at the Yellow River Stone Forest National Geological Park in Baiyin, China, 2016. (Photo: Courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)

<p>Models wearing Pierre Cardin “Pagoda” jackets in China, 1979. (Photo: Courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)</p>

Models wearing Pierre Cardin “Pagoda” jackets in China, 1979. (Photo: Courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)

Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion

July 20, 2019–January 5, 2020

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor

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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.

Highlights of Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion include rare designs in luxury fabrics from the 1950s; a large grouping from the landmark 1964 “Cosmocorps” collection, which sought to streamline menswear by eliminating excessive detailing; creations that incorporate vinyls, plastics, and the self-named Cardine synthetic fabric; signature unisex ensembles featuring full knit bodysuits with layered skirts, vests, bibs, and jewelry; iconic broad-shouldered jackets from the 1980s based on Japanese origami, Chinese architecture, and American football uniforms; “illuminated” jumpsuits and dresses; recent couture eveningwear; and an extensive overview of Cardin’s recently designed couture menswear.

Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion is curated and designed by Matthew Yokobosky, Senior Curator of Fashion and Material Culture, Brooklyn Museum. 

Leadership support for this exhibition is provided by

 

 



Generous support is provided by Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch.

With special thanks to SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, and SCAD: The University for Creative Careers.

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