Pierre Cardin Since 1950, Pierre Cardin (b. 1922) has changed the look and business of the fashion industry. He has designed everything from haute couture to prêt-à-porter fashions, PIA airline uniforms to NASA spacesuits, airplane and automobile interiors, hotels and restaurants, and furniture, lighting and accessories. Pierre Cardin worked as a tailor’s apprentice in Vichy, France as a teen, where he learned the art of tailoring suits. He moved .