Rodrigo Basilicati and great heritage of Pierre Cardin. This Tuesday, March 16 2021, in famous Maxim’s restaurant Rodrigo Basilicati-Cardin, the great-nephew of Pierre Cardin, organized an intimate press-conference to announce the future plans for the Fashion House and all cultural events great designer was involved and organized. To mention, the fortune of the great designer was estimated at 600 million euros (Forbes ranking 2018), the archives of fashion house has a collection of 30 000 pieces.
Rodrigo Basilicati-Cardin is a man who is driven by great passions, a man who’s leading today the House of Pierre Cardin. Since 1996 he started to take care about Italian branches of Maison Pierre Cardin. For the last 5 years he got more and more involved in the creative process of the house. He was directing artistic productions at Espace Pierre Cardin in Paris, and he was an artistic director of Studio Pierre Cardin in Paris. There are people who refine their personality by participating in a wide range of creative activities, then harmoniously combine them in a single project. Sculptor, musician, artist, designer – Rodrigo Basilicati-Cardin has this unusual background, and led him as a designer and a true continuer of Pierre Cardin’s artistic work.
For the last several years Rodrigo Basilicati-Cardin was directing the development of House of Pierre Cardin. He was appointed by Pierre Cardin to be a CEO of the House in 2018, and in October 2020 he became a President. “Until the end my uncle decided everything in 100% even though in the last weeks of his life he was speaking through gestures. During the past year there has been a lot of talk about the future,” – Rodrgio Basilicati Cardin told at the press-conference.
Ready-to-wear and couture will now be signed by the label’s studio, which brings together 10 stylists recruited and trained by Pierre Cardin. The first fashion show since the couturier’s death will take place at the end of this 2021 year, bringing together the latest unseen models designed by Pierre Cardin and those which have since been created by the studio. 350 licenses given on all continents by the Pierre Cardin will be maintained and developed “on condition that the creativity of the label is respected,” – said Rodrigo Basilicati-Cardin.
The creative projects related to Maxim’s restaurant and the festival in Lacoste will be relaunched and organized continuously. Rodrgio Basilicati-Cardin said the plan is to keep the real estate closely linked to the great designer and the House, including space near Place Beauvau, and Maxim’s restaurant. The restaurant will be extended along the Rue Royale to incorporate shop space next door, as well as the Minim’s café, which will become part of Maxim’s. Reopening scheduled for September 2021. Lacoste Festival featuring music, theater and dance, which will be expanded with the addition of a cinema prize, and the opening of a Cardin cultural space in Houdan, on the outskirts of Paris.