Pierre Cardin worked for Paquin, Elsa Schiaparelli and Christian Dior before founding his eponymous fashion house in 1950. In the 1960s, Cardin made his mark on the fashion world with his bold and futuristic designs, which reflected the zeitgeist of the Space Age era and were characterized by sharp geometric shapes and unconventional materials such as vinyl. In addition to his groundbreaking fashion designs, Cardin was also a trailblazer in the world of licensing and branding, expanding his empire to include a wide range of products beyond fashion.