Pierre Cardin practically upstaged his big 70th anniversary show here by declaring that his fashion house, founded in 1950 and synonymous with Space Age chic, is on the block.
“Of course, it’s for sale. You know my age,” the 94-year-old couturier told a scrum of reporters gathered at the Institut de France, home to the Académie Française that governs the language, plus four other academies.
Pressed for specifics, Cardin was elusive, as is his custom. “Come see me in my office next week,” he teased.
Besides, it’s not the first time the designer has said his business was for sale — Cardin has been preaching as much...