Legendary Fashion Designer Cardin to Visit Newport Mansions This Summer

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


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Pierre Cardin, 1983, the year he is made Knight of the Legion of Honour and and is decorated as “Chevalier des Arts and des Lettres” (courtesy Archives Pierre Cardin)

Fashion designer Pierre Cardin is set to visit the Newport Mansions this summer to host a fashion sow at The Breakers in June. The show will introduce a new fashion exhibit highlighting some of Cardin's best work which will be on display at Rosecliff through the end of 2017. 

“We are honored by Mr. Cardin's support of the Preservation Society in this amazing way, and especially that he will personally travel to Newport from Paris to be with us in June.  As perhaps the world's most iconic fashion designer, it is only appropriate that his fashions will be featured in two of the world's most iconic historic properties, The Breakers and Rosecliff,” said Trudy Coxe, CEO & Executive Director of The Preservation Society of Newport. 

Cardin will host the fashion show on June 17  in the Great Hall of The Breakers. The fashion show will feature nearly 90 different looks all showing off a range of his work. After the show, guest can enjoy a champagne reception on the loggia of The Breakers. 

The Exhibit

The exhibit titled “Pierre Cardin: 70 Years of Innovation,” will open in the exhibition gallery at Rosecliff on May 27. The exhibit will feature 42 original pieces from the 1950s through 2016 that document Cardin’s career. 

The exhibition will be on view through January 1, 2018 and is included in regular Rosecliff tour admission. 

For more information, click here. 


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