The world premiere of the House of Cardin, the feature documentary on the life and design of legendary icon Pierre Cardin, at the Venice Film Festival got a standing O! Now it’s coming to New York for a premiere at DOC NYC.
According to the filmmakers, Todd Hughes and P. David Ebersole,
The remarkable story of Cardin’s life is woven together with rarely-before-seen archival interviews from his now 70-plus career, starting with 16mm film of his stint at Dior as a tailor, on through to unprecedented access to the master today on high definition 4K video. Peppered throughout is commentary from colleagues, celebrity devotees and academics — including Jean-Paul Gaultier and Philippe Starck, both of whom Cardin gave their start.
This is the fifth documentary for the award-winning married filmmaking team who are known for their colorful approach to their subjects –Cher‘s Mom to Courtney Love‘s drummer to people obsessed with The Shining to Jayne Mansfield’s satanic episode, they all entertain, inform and delight.
For their latest, House of Cardin, they assembled a global, glam cast of characters to speak on everything from Cardin’s career and worldwide influence to his famously private private life (including a very public affair with iconic French actress Jeanne Moreau) and the intimacy of his relationship with longtime companion Andre Oliver, who died of AIDS related causes in 1992.
As is their style, the story unfolds as a kind of oral history and they rely on forging close relationships with their subjects in the few hours they get to spend together.
This photo series of what they call their “Kiss Kiss” series began when they stood on either side of Cher backstage at her concert in Vegas, soon after their film Dear Mom, Love Cher aired on Lifetime.
It has now become a signature moment at the end of interviews and here they are pictured with their House of Cardin stars: Jean Paul Gaultier, Philippe Starck, Sharon Stone, Naomi Campbell, Alice Cooper, Jenny Shimizu, and more.
Co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Museum — a must-see, considering their current exhibit Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion — House of Cardin screens one time only on
Saturday November 9th, 9:15PM
Tickets are limited but still available to the public and on a special $10 discount here until noon November 1st, at which point they return to regular pricing.
The SVA Theater as part of the Art+Design program of DOC NYC.