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Fashion Quotes: Fashion Is Pierre Cardin’s Drug

Iconic French fashion designer Pierre Cardin attended a press conference in Tokyo today, ahead of events to mark the 60th anniversary of his firm. There, he spoke about his career.


Fashion Quotes: Fashion Is Pierre Cardin's DrugIconic French fashion designer Pierre Cardin attended a press conference in Tokyo today, ahead of events to mark the 60th anniversary of his firm, which has remained under his sole ownership for 60 years, even as other couture houses have fallen to corporate ownership. There, he spoke about his career:

“It’s a job I love. It’s my passion, it’s my drug.”

He also opined on how fashion has changed:

“After the war, there were very few designers. Now there are so many designers around the world, in every country. It is impossible to change the fashions every year, every six months. There are lots of designs that are very beautiful, crazy, fantastic on the eyes, but they are not making fashion for tomorrow. You can see it anywhere… but four or five years later, no fashion.”

And on how, in 1950, when he launched his line, he was told that what he was doing was “impossible.”

“At the time I was told that trying to make what I did was like trying to walk on the moon — impossible. It was my strategy to believe that one day a man goes up. My work was like an addiction. That’s why I’ve been able to do it for so long.”

Images: Getty
Source: Reuters, AAP

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