Pierre Cardin was a famous French designer who designed the PIA uniform in 1966. His designs and cuts in the official attire of PIA are adored by fashion endeavours of that era. That ‘A’ line tunic with slim-fitted trousers became an instant hit. French Designer Pierre Cardin Who Designed PIA Uniforms PASSED AWAY.
Pierre Cardin was a hi-tech designer of 1960-70
The French designer is known for overturning fashion in the 1960s and 70s with innovative looks and a pioneering approach to merchandise.
France’s Academy of Fine Arts expressed grief on Twitter
“French fashion designer Pierre Cardin had passed away. Cardin who was 98 years old, is best known for his mod 1960s-era designs. His family confirmed to Agence France-Presse that he died in a hospital just outside of Paris.”
French Designer Pierre Cardin Who Designed PIA Uniforms PASSED AWAY
According to Pakistan media officials,
“The renowned designer designed the uniform for Pakistan International Airline (PIA) in 1966. He was the brains behind the fabulous taupe color uniform for the summer and moss green uniform for winters. The PIA uniform was a short ‘A’ line tunic with slim-fitted trousers and a molded dupatta that not only covered heads but also turned heads.”
“The uniform became an instant hit, the slim-line trousers immediately were dubbed as ‘PIA Pajamas. The PIA look was copied across Pakistan by young ladies. Pierre Cardin-designed uniform was used by the national carrier from 1966 to 1975.”
Pakistan expressed bereavement on the death of the innovative designer. Pierre Cardin’s contribution to PIA’s history will always reminiscent. His death bid farewell to the loss of an unforgettable fashion icon of the time.