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TCU 150th Fine Arts Spectrum

The Department of Fashion Merchandising commemorates TCU’s sesquicentennial through a visual display featuring the fashion futurist and esteemed luxury fashion designer, Pierre Cardin. Cardin began his design career in the 1950’s and was known for his bold space-age designs and avant-garde point-of-view. He was one of the first designers to present a women’s ready-to-wear collection. This presentation is a celebration of Pierre Cardin’s visionary contributions to fashion that are still modern and wearable today.


Sleeveless minidress with disk skirt, 1971 Archives Pierre Cardin

Wool panel skirt worn over a ribbed wool body stocking, 1968 Archives Pierre Cardin

Hiroko Matsumoto in wool dress, 1966 Archives Pierre Cardin











“The clothes I prefer are those I have created for a life that does not yet exist, the world of tomorrow.” – Pierre Cardin


The Pierre Cardin display will be open for viewing January 20th through February 3rd in the Fine Arts Building. The Fashion Department thanks the House of Cardin for its continued support and partnership.

Special thanks to our Fashion Merchandising instructor, Stephanie Bailey, for creating the Pierre Cardin inspired garments.