1959 : Pierre Cardin presents his first ready-to-wear collection (the first of its kind as he invented "le prêt à porter", and it scandalized the fashion powers in France who expelled him for attempting to make designer clothing more accessible.They later reinstated him, but he never showed his collections with them again).

1959 : Pierre Cardin presents his first ready-to-wear collection (the first of its kind as he invented "le prêt à porter", and it scandalized the fashion powers in France who expelled him for attempting to make designer clothing more accessible.They later reinstated him, but he never showed his collections with them again).

An entry from Spires and Gargoyles

Harper’s Bazaar March 1955 - Photo by Richard Avedon. A two piece gray suit with sleeves. The model is wearing a medium green leather glove.

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Model wearing skirt suit in pale apricot boucle, with gentle ring collar, by Marquise, and beige hat by Emme. Photographer: Bert Stern Date Photographed: January 1963

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