Awarding Pierre Cardin in Moscow
Pierre Cardin visited Moscow once again, this time to receive a distinction from the Russian Academy of Fine Arts. The first couturier to enter the French Academy of Fine Arts when he was awarded the title of Commandeur de la Legion d’honneur Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, Cardin became an Honored Professor of the Russian Academy of Arts. His name has been well-known in this country since his first visit in 1963 when he became acquainted with Russian artists, and theatre people. The celebrated costumes he created for the Russian prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya showed his ability to adopt French elegance and chic to manifestations of Russian art. In addition to his highest achievements in the world of fashion, Cardin is a patron of arts and honored UNESCO ambassador.