What: Fashion designer Pierre Cardin will personally host a fashion runway show in Newport
Where: The Breakers
When: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Tickets: General admission, $250




Legendary fashion designer Pierre Cardin will personally host a fashion runway show at The Breakers this June, a spectacular intro to a new fashion exhibition highlighting his most iconic work that will be on display at Rosecliff Mansion through the end of 2017. 


On June 17, Mr. Cardin will host a fashion runway show in the Great Hall of The Breakers, Newport's largest and most iconic Gilded Age mansion that will feature nearly 90 looks demonstrating a range of his work and highlighting some of his most admired projects. Following the runway show, guests will enjoy a champagne reception on the loggia of The Breakers, including a birthday cake to celebrate Mr. Cardin's imminent 95th birthday on July 2. 



Pierre Cardin: 70 Years of Innovation, will open in the exhibition gallery at Rosecliff on May 27, featuring 42 original pieces from Mr. Cardin's private archives that document and celebrate his prolific career from the 1950s through his 2016 spring/summer collection. The exhibition will be housed in the second floor exhibition gallery, and feature a retrospective of Mr. Cardin's prolific career.  Included will be some of his most memorable designs, including 1960s space-age looks from the Cosmocorps collection, unisex jumpsuits created for the 1972 Olympics, and the technologically advanced Cardine dress, made of thermo-formed fabric that was worn by Lauren Bacall in 1968. Some pieces from his extensive collection of art by French Belle Époque caricaturist Georges Goursat, also known as SEM, will also be included in the exhibition.


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