Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion
at the Brooklyn Museum
An early purveyor of neo-futuristic couture, a movement that later came to define 1960s fashion – particularly throughout Europe – Italian born fashion designer Pierre Cardin was always at the forefront of innovation. Recognized today for his bold color palette, use of unorthodox materials such as vinyl and plastics, and signature unisex ensembles, Cardin’s landmark designs sought to streamline men’s and women’s wear throughout the mid 20th century.
Now, finally being given the accolades he deserves, the latest exhibition honoring Cardin’s wildly influential career, Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion – the first of its kind in New York City in over forty years – touches down at the Brooklyn Museum this week.
Presenting over 170 objects drawn primarily from Cardin’s atelier and archive, this remarkable retrospective encompasses over six decades of the designer’s career. Beginning with historical haute couture and prêt-à-porter examples from the 1960s and 70s, to Cardin’s trademark accessories, fashion sketches, personal photographs and “couture” furniture designs, nearly 200 objects and video excepts are presented throughout the museum’s galleries in immersive environments inspired by Cardin’s unique ateliers, showrooms and homes. Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion is a must see exhibition for fashion lovers looking to be inspired.