in the original, gold "Elizabeth" dress
Photo: Richard Renda
The dress in question? The original "Elizabeth" dress from my Spring line. Yep, it's short, no doubt about it, but I managed. Cardin actually touched the fabric and asked if it had metal in it... the man knows his stuff! "It's beautiful," he said. OK, I can die happy now. I thanked him and told him that he was a very big influence on me growing up and that I was honored to be there to witness his unbelievable show (comprising of 200+ looks!!). Very humbly, the white-haired man asked me, "Do they like it? What are they saying?"
Just like an artist. I guess it doesn't matter how successful or how experienced we become, there will always be that teeny weeny bit of self-doubt and that nagging urge to impress.
Pierre Cardin chats with Marisa Berenson after the show
I covered the show for the online fashion publication, "Lookonline" -- click here to read my article and to view some runway pictures from Cardin's show shot by the incomparable fashion photographer (a.k.a. my house photographer!), Randy Brooke.