Famous fashion designer Pierre Cardin died in France, Agence France-Presse reported citing his family.
According to media reports, the 98-year-old couturier died in an American hospital in the suburbs of Paris.
Cardin (Pietro Cardini) was born in 1922 in the Italian commune of San Biagio di Callalta in a family of farmers. He began his career as a tailor and theater artist. From the end of the 1940s he worked in the atelier of Christian Dior, a few years later he created his own fashion house and later a furniture boutique in Paris. Together with André Courreg and Paco Raban, he participated in the revival of high fashion in post-war France.
He patented more than 500 inventions, including colored stockings, high boots, mini sundresses, flowered ties. The Beatles wore collarless jackets by Cardin. In addition, the couturier created costumes and evening dresses for the ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, whom he considered his muse.