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Pierre Cardin's Handwritten Fashion Notes (1983)

Pierre Cardin's Handwritten Fashion Notes (1983)

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In 1983, French designer Pierre Cardin recorded and drew his ideas to prepare a fashion show for his brand.

  • Handwritten work by Pierre Cardin behind a fashion drawing.
  • In French.
  • One sheet, front (handwritten) and back (printed with handwritten notes).
  • 21 cm x 29.7 cm.
  • Paris, 1983.
  • Excellent condition.
  • Unique piece.

Pierre Cardin, the son of humble Italian farmers, began his career in fashion in France in 1936. After collaborating with names such as Elsa Schiaparelli and Christian Dior, he founded his own haute couture house in 1950. Cardin revolutionized the sector by democratizing haute couture fashion. luxury and introduce futuristic styles. In the 1970s, it expanded into unexplored markets such as Russia and China. His bold approach quickly established his brand globally, with hundreds of stores and factories and thousands of employees. Pierre Cardin, who passed away in 2020, left a lasting legacy as one of the most celebrated French fashion designers.

Here we have a full page of handwritten notes by Pierre Cardin, accompanied by a printed drawing of his, the signature is also printed but the handwritten notes are in his hand. In fact, Cardin often requested several printed copies of his original drawings from his staff, allowing him to freely write or annotate them. To prepare the new collections and fashion shows, Cardin organized fittings in his studio, where he carefully observed the models parading with their unfinished creations (dresses, coats, accessories, etc.), and together with his assistants, he made adjustments. This process also generated new ideas that he promptly wrote down.

Although Cardin's handwriting is difficult to read, this exceptional document perfectly illustrates his creative process, with a list of spontaneous ideas interspersed with small illustrative drawings. Fashion designs by renowned French designers, who have become global luxury brands, are rare and increasingly valued.


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