This happened yesterday.
Walk of Fame
February 20th is now declared Pierre Cardin day in Palm Springs. The 97 year old fashion ICON received a star on the walk of fame presented by his designer nephew who flew all the way from Paris to honor his uncle. Todd Hughes, along with partner P. David Ebersole and producers Cori Coppola and Alison Martino (who were also in attendance), put together a most amazing documentary of the now-97-year-old fashion icon. House of Cardin is a rare peek into the mind of a genius and his epic design empire, an authorized feature documentary chronicling the life and design of a true original. I was lucky to be among the first to see it at the Palm Springs Film Festival (PSIFF). It was fabulous. Cardin really was a futurist. There were interviews with Sharon Stone, Naomi Campbell and more. And like the film Judy many of the younger generation surprisingly have never heard of him. If you love fashion, House of Cardin is NOT to be missed.
A little Palm Springs Trivia: Monsieur Cardin once owned hotel Maxim de Paris, at what is now the Hyatt.
This is the last weekend of Modernism here in Palm Springs. The signature February Event is an annual celebration of mid century modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture. Modernism Week features more than 350 events including the Modernism Show & Sale, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, tours of Sunnylands, fashion, classic cars, modern garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more. Whew!
Going to the classic McCormick’s car auction to check out some beauties. Just window shopping (I think).
With so much happening in such a short time, it’s almost impossible to do it all. Although it appears a few of my friends are doing exactly that. This will be worthwhile for those into collectibles: A CURATED COLLECTION….
Wishing a wonderful weekend to all
Photo: with Todd Hughes, Candy Shannon Glickman, Shannon Metcalf, Claudia Ried, Kellee McQuinn, P. David Ebersole and Henry Jeannerot.