REMEMBERING PIERRE CARDIN

REMEMBERING PIERRE CARDIN

French designer and household name Pierre Cardin passed away December 29, 2020 at age 98. We pause to give reverence to a True Fashionista visionary in men’s and women’s fashion whose decades-long career had many notable successes. He pioneered the now common practice of designer licensing by putting his name not just on his ready-to-wear clothes but also on luggage, carpets, kitchen appliances, watches, sunglasses and much more. He was also the first French designer to create a ready-to-wear line of clothing rather than custom-order clothing in 1954. A decade later he became the first women’s designer to launch a collection for men with his famous necktie, eventually expanding to a full line. Cardin was also the first French couturier to break into the Asian and Soviet fashion markets, staging the first French couture fashion show in Beijing in 1979.
HISTORY OF LOUBOUTIN AND THE RED SOLE

HISTORY OF LOUBOUTIN AND THE RED SOLE

When a single color can propel you to the height of fashion cool, you know you got something good. You in fact have no doubt already figured out we’re talking red, and in True Fashionistastyle, the king of said color, Frenchman Christian Louboutin. For the last 25 years, his signature red-soled high heels have commanded fashion mags and runways worldwide.