Future Fashion Field Trip

Drawn primarily from Pierre Cardin’s archive, the exhibition traverses the designer’s decades-long career at the forefront of fashion invention. thumbnail143917
Drawn primarily from Pierre Cardin’s archive, the exhibition traverses the designer’s decades-long career at the forefront of fashion invention.
Pierre Cardin is an Italian fashion designer naturalized French.  thumbnail143918
Pierre Cardin is an Italian fashion designer naturalized French.
Highlights of Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion include rare designs in luxury fabrics from the 1950s thumbnail143919
Highlights of Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion include rare designs in luxury fabrics from the 1950s
Known today for his bold, futuristic looks of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, Cardin extended his design concepts from fashion to furniture, industrial design, and beyond. thumbnail143920
Known today for his bold, futuristic looks of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, Cardin extended his design concepts from fashion to furniture, industrial design, and beyond.
Many creations in the exhibit incorporate vinyls, plastics, and the self-named “Cardine” synthetic fabric. thumbnail143921
Many creations in the exhibit incorporate vinyls, plastics, and the self-named “Cardine” synthetic fabric.
Cardin prefers geometric shapes and motifs, often ignoring the female form. He advanced into unisex fashions, sometimes experimental, and not always practical. thumbnail143922
Cardin prefers geometric shapes and motifs, often ignoring the female form. He advanced into unisex fashions, sometimes experimental, and not always practical.
Students take note of their favorite pieces from the futuristic trip.  thumbnail143923
Students take note of their favorite pieces from the futuristic trip.
Sketchbooks were kept handy for students to document eye-catching designs.  thumbnail143924
Sketchbooks were kept handy for students to document eye-catching designs.
Pierre Cardin is known for his avant-garde style and his Space Age designs.  thumbnail143925
Pierre Cardin is known for his avant-garde style and his Space Age designs.
The exhibition presents over 170 objects drawn from Cardin’s archive, including historical and contemporary haute couture, fashion sketches, trademark accessories, and “couture” furniture. thumbnail143926
The exhibition presents over 170 objects drawn from Cardin’s archive, including historical and contemporary haute couture, fashion sketches, trademark accessories, and “couture” furniture.
The Art and World Language Honor Society students enjoyed an inspiring day! thumbnail143927
The Art and World Language Honor Society students enjoyed an inspiring day!

On Friday, December 6, 2019, several Walt Whitman High School Art and World Language Honor Society students were given the opportunity to view the exhibit, Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion which is the first New York retrospective in forty years to focus on the legendary couturier.  Some of Pierre Cardin's most iconic work was inspired by space exploration and Math!  Students viewed works that featured the designer’s interest in geometric shapes (predominantly circles), parabolas and "Kinetic " Fashion designs in this exhibit. Language Teacher Fiona Cardillo, Art Teacher Gina Tinucci, and parent Mrs. Lisa Lipton, accompanied students on this exciting trip to the Brooklyn Museum of Art.