Fashion designer Pierre Cardin dies, aged 98

Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose famous name embossed myriad consumer products after his iconic Space Age styles shot him into the fashion stratosphere in the 1960s, has died, the French Academy of Fine Arts said Tuesday. He was 98.

He died in hospital in Neuilly, near Paris, his family told the AFP news agency. “It is a day of great sadness for all our family. Pierre Cardin is no more,” they said in a statement.

As NBC News reported, Cardin’s name embossed myriad products from wristwatches to bedsheets, making his label among the world’s most famous.

In the brand’s heyday in the 1970s and 80s, the iconic fashion maverick’s products were sold through a myriad outlets worldwide, though the popularity had faded in recent decades.

– AP

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