C.7 Pierre Cardin
Cardin was one of the first French couturiers who created not only classic clothes for his
wealthy clients, but also a wide range of extravagant, innovative and experimental cheap
clothes for both men and women. He introduced the 'Space Age' and the 'Unisex' look.
His name is now attached to a wide range of accessories: shoes, perfume, jewellery,
watches, towels, luggage, carpets, furniture, ceramics etc. At that time, Cardin employed
the following designers: Marc Jarico, Geza Karney, Joanna Boillat and Ann Maes.
He was the first designer to license his name to factories that marketed a variety of
products under the name Pierre Cardin. Approximately 600 licences were issued for the use
of the name Pierre Cardin.
|1922||Born in San Andrea da Barbara, Italy, on July 7th. Studies architecture. Works for the fashion houses of Paquin, Schiaparelli and Christian Dior.|
|1949||Establishes the Pierre Cardin fashion house.|
|1946-1970||Designs costumes for movies.|
|1971-1972||Establishes 'Espace Cardin' in Paris.|
|1971-1973||Designs for Jaeger, Paris, a range of 26 watches in different variations. These watches perfectly match his ideas about unisex design and his 'Space Age' look.|
|1975-1990||Creates an entire range of watches, which appeal to the classic ideas of a huge audience. |
Cardin designed the following watches, all fitted with a FE 68 movement, except for the
PC 114, which contains a FE 36 movement. Watches with red or blue dials were fitted with
a matching strap. In all other cases, it was possible to fit the watchcase with a strap of
1 The first series of seven watches.
|PC 102||Two models, one with a red dial and a red strap, the other with a blue dial and a blue strap.|
|PC 104||Watch fits the curve of the wrist, 'Chauffeur's Watch'.|
|PC 106||A spacy combination of chromium plated metal and transparent metacrylates.|
|PC 107||Egg shaped watch with curved crystal.|
2 A second series of seven watches.
|PC 108||Gold or chromium plated case.|
|PC 109||Famous curved 'Chauffeur's Watch'. The dial is worn on the inside of the wrist. |
|PC 110||A chromium plated watch of considerable weight.|
|PC 112||A watch of three layered metacrylate in the colours red, blue or topaz.|
|PC 113||A flat metacrylate watch in the colours blue or topaz.|
|PC 114||An outlandish watch in topaz or in red.|
3 A range af four irregularly shaped watches. Very rare.
4 A range of four geometrically shaped watches.
5 The last series of design watches. These are the first ones to give a 'chique' impression.
6 Series of 18 prototypes.
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