Pierre Cardin, born in Italy and moved to France as a young child, is a fashion industry icon known for his bold, futuristic designs amounting to a legendary career that began with his first cosmic collections in the 1950s and 1960s. Pierre Cardin designs men’s wear, perfumes, watches, floor tiles, furniture, and beyond. The Pierre Cardin brand is one of the world’s most recognizable and respected businesses in the world, that which extends to more than one hundred countries and employs close to 200,000 people.
Pierre Cardin’s Palm Springs Imprint –
In 1986, the hotel we know as Hyatt Palm Springs opened its doors for the very first time as Maxim’s de Paris Hotel of Palm Springs. The luxury hotel was part of a large redevelopment and revision of existing Desert Fashion Plaza (built in 1967) with Saks Fifth Avenue as it major anchor store.
Cardin’s stake in the Maxim’s brand first began with the legendary Paris, France restaurant which he took ownership of in 1981. A business venture into luxury hotels that would expand on the product quality and stylish exuberance of the Maxim’s de Paris Restaurant followed with the very first Maxim’s de Paris Hotel right here in Palm Springs, which opened in February 1986.
Fast track to 2020 and the release of the sensational and captivating documentary – “House of Cardin” – a film that has audiences fascinated by the story it tells of this man and his cosmic journey through this extraordinary life. Modernism Week announced a gala screening of “House of Cardin” to be part of its official 2020 event, with the Palm Springs Plaza Theatre as its movie house. Visit modernismweek.com for showtimes and to purchase tickets and then check out all of Modernism Week’s event schedule for 2020.
Walk of the Stars is over the moon to be honoring the icon, Pierre Cardin, with a star in downtown Palm Springs in coordination with the producers of “House of Cardin” and Cardin’s friends and family. Their film, which documents the story of the world’s most recognizable fashion industry icon of the last century, presents us a rare narrative which will compliment this star dedication with cosmic-like style.
Join the City of Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Chamber, Modernism Week, and more when we dedicate the 440th star to Pierre Cardin. All are welcome to attend.