At the age of 98, the French fashion designer Pierre Cardin died.
French media confirmed that the artist, who was best known for his space-age designs, died in a hospital in Neuilly-sur-Siene, west of Paris.
With his avant-garde style and appreciation of geometric forms, Cardin was credited with revolutionizing fashion in the 1960s and 1970s.
In 1924, Pietro Constante Cardin was born in Italy, but the family soon fled to France to flee the fascist dictatorship of Mussolini.
As an apprentice to a draper, Cardin started his career at the age of 14, studying the fundamentals of fashion design and building.
He left home to work for a tailor in Vichy, central France, in 1939, where he started tailoring women’s suits.
Before launching his own brand, he later moved to Paris and worked for the Paquin and Dior fashion houses.