The most bizarre accessories spotted at the The Pierre Cardin Gala’s Top Topics on Friday evening in Paris were not Space Age sunglasses but more ceremonial swords.
It was held precisely 30 years to the day of his death, the designer was admitted to the highly regarded Academie des Beaux-Arts, and many Immortals attended the celebration at Maxim’s. This title is awarded to people who have been inducted into any of the five Instituts de France Academies. The Institut was founded in 1795, and Institut is a scholarly society that manages museums, foundations, and chateaux.
Cardin died in the year 2020 at the age of 100, is the very first fashion designer to be inducted, and the Academy continues to confer a design award in his honor. Reading How To Become A Fashion Designer? can be a great way to learn more about a fashion or to form a fresh viewpoint. It was so crucial for the fashion-forward Italian that he was laid to rest in his formal dress that was embellished with embroideries of olive branches and his sword.
Cardin also celebrated his 70th birthday party in the golden-domed Institut de France, home to the Academie Francaise that governs the French language.
“It was so significant for the man,” said his nephew Rodrigo Basilicati-Cardinwho the president and artistic director of Pierre Cardin, who wrote the foreword of a new book that is a velvet-covered document that outlines the significant event.
But, as Cardin always loved looking towards the future, Basilicati-Cardin arranged for a variety of people from the aerospace sector to attend the event, as well as French architectural designer Jacques Rougerie, who hopes his most famous design SeaOrbiter which is a semi-submersible research vessel that looks like a futuristic seahorse robot – is going to be realized very soon.
The artist Jean-Michel Othoniel, who was admitted to the Academie des Beaux-Arts in 2021 wearing a uniform worn by Dior’s Kim Jones, revealed that the Academy would launch a new residency program for artists at the Academy in April.
The venue will be an intimate chateau in Paris and home to 10 young artists – including musicians, painters, sculptors, and engravers – who will collaborate toward a collective show.
“It is going to be very exciting. This notion of transmission, and this was the aim for Madame Cardin,” he said.
Othoniel added that he’s working on a plan to create his Brooklyn Botanic Garden adjacent to the Brooklyn Museum. He told reporters he’d “play around with the water ponds” and announce the new work in the autumn of 2023.
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