A documentary about the life and work of Pierre Cardin is to be released in August.
The fashion designer, who founded his house in 1950, is famous for his use of geometric shapes and motifs, having introduced the “bubble dress” in 1954.
Now, filmmakers P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes have confirmed they will unveil the project, titled House of Cardin, ahead of New York Fashion Week in September. In addition, a premiere will take place in Paris, with the 97-year-old expected to be in attendance.
“House of Cardin brings a fresh understanding of just how incredibly groundbreaking Pierre Cardin’s role in the fashion industry has been,” said Robert Schwartzman, co-founder of Utopia. “From his unique and fearless design aesthetic to his vision for brand licensing development and celebration of diversity, Cardin laid a foundation for much of the modern-day fashion industry that we see today.”
Utopia has acquired the distribution rights to the documentary for North America. The film was originally set to be shown as part of the San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, and Seattle film festivals, among others, before the coronavirus crisis hit the U.S. and led to numerous postponements.
Ebersole and Hughes produced the film under their banner, The Ebersole Hughes Company, alongside Cori Coppola.
As an authorised feature, Cardin has granted the directors exclusive access to his archives and provided new interviews. House of Cardin also features appearances from the likes of Naomi Campbell, Sharon Stone, Jenny Shimizu, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alice Cooper, Dionne Warwick, and Philippe Starck.
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