House of Cardin
Directed by P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes
Streaming starts Friday, August 28
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“This is a deliciously entertaining and perceptive take on Carin’s life and how he shaped both the silhouette of fashion and branding in the fashion world and beyond.”—Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
In House of Cardin, the filmmakers P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes provide an in-depth view of the visionary fashion and design icon Pierre Cardin through his professional and personal life.
While well known for his iconic logo, this flashy and exhilarating documentary captures the larger than life man himself at age 97 looking back on his careers. Cardin’s innovations changed the public’s perception of fashion across several decades. The documentary features interviews with Naomi Campbell, Sharon Stone, Dionne Warwick, Jean-Paul Gautier, and even Alice Cooper who all celebrate Cardin’s genius.
The film shows a man of many talents, from his work developing costumes for Jean Cocteau’s film Beauty and the Beast, to rising to the head of Christian Dior’s atelier and starting his own label in 1950. His business acumen and creative vision saw a meteoric rise throughout the 1960s and 1970s as he branched out from fashion to furniture design, cologne, accessories, and was one of the first designers to branch out from Haute couture to ready-to-wear.
He indulged his interests outside of work by taking on an avant-garde theater and even purchasing the famous restaurant Maxim’s in Paris, after once being turned away for not wearing the proper attire. The film also addresses his person life including his marriage to the actress Jeanne Moreau and a close relationship with Andre Oliver. 2019, U.S., in English, French, and Japanese with English subtitles, 97 minutes. Recommended for 16+.