House of Cardin

House of Cardin

House of Cardin

Documentarian duo P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes (Hit So Hard) delve into the life and work of one of fashion's biggest icons, Pierre Cardin. Nominated for the Queer Lion at Venice.

"A true original, Mr. Cardin has granted exclusive access to his archives and has provided unprecedented interviews at the sunset of a glorious career. A vivid, colourful portrait of the refined yet contradictory society Cardin was/is part of, from Veneto (where Pietro Cardin was born 96 years ago) to Paris to Asia; from Jean Cocteau, Jean Marais, Jeanne Moreau, Christian Dior, Visconti, Pasolini to Jean Paul Gaultier, Philippe Starck, Sharon Stone, Naomi Campbell, Dionne Warwick." (Venice Film Festival)

2019Rating: G, Very mild themes, sexual references and brief nudity95 minsUSA, FranceEnglish, French, Italian, Chinese and Japanese with English subtitles
DocumentaryFestival & Independent

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Flicks, Sarah Voon

flicks

Co-directed by P. David Ebersole and husband Todd Hughes, House of Cardin is a mostly glowing homage to Pierre Cardin himself, his incredible work ethic and prolific accomplishments. A snappy opening montage soon settles into a formulaic pattern, soothingly free of shock confessions or anything remotely disagreeable. There is a disparate array of devotees interviewed, including Dionne Warwick, Philippe Starck and weirdly, Alice Cooper, who played a gig in Cardin’s theatre causing a riot outside and a car to be pushed through a window.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

As a portrait of a life, House of Cardin is just as superficial and fawning as we expect of the over-stuffed genre.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This is a deliciously entertaining and perceptive take on Cardin's life and how he shaped both the silhouette of fashion and branding in the fashion world and beyond.

Variety

Variety

press

Lively as an overview of Cardin's creative and commercial achievements, "House of Cardin" is considerably vaguer when it comes to his personal life and legacy.

Flicks

Flicks, Sarah Voon

flicks

Co-directed by P. David Ebersole and husband Todd Hughes, House of Cardin is a mostly glowing homage to Pierre Cardin himself, his incredible work ethic and prolific accomplishments. A snappy opening montage soon settles into a formulaic pattern, soothingly free of shock confessions or anything remotely disagreeable. There is a disparate array of devotees interviewed, including Dionne Warwick, Philippe Starck and weirdly, Alice Cooper, who played a gig in Cardin’s theatre causing a riot outside and a car to be pushed through a window.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

As a portrait of a life, House of Cardin is just as superficial and fawning as we expect of the over-stuffed genre.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This is a deliciously entertaining and perceptive take on Cardin's life and how he shaped both the silhouette of fashion and branding in the fashion world and beyond.

Variety

Variety

press

Lively as an overview of Cardin's creative and commercial achievements, "House of Cardin" is considerably vaguer when it comes to his personal life and legacy.

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