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Pierre Cardin Buried in Self-Designed Coffin

Pierre Cardin Buried in Self-Designed Coffin

Tuesday, 5 January, 2021 - 06:30
French fashion designer Pierre Cardin poses with a dress on a mannequin during the inauguration of the Pierre Cardin Museum in Paris, France, Nov. 13, 2014. (AP Photo)

French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, who died at age 98 last week, has been buried in a private funeral ceremony in Paris's Montmartre cemetery, AFP reported.

Cardin's coffin was buried on Saturday next his friend and colleague Andre Oliver, who died in 1993, AFP reported, citing Cardin's family.

His coffin was decorated according to his final wishes, and he was buried along with a sword of his own design, which featured a blade that resembling scissors and a handle combining a needle, a spool of thread and a thimble.

A memorial mass is expected to take place in Paris later this month.

Cardin, who revolutionized fashion and built a couture empire, died on Tuesday. The Italian-born designer also was one of the first in his field to design fashion for the masses and market his name worldwide.

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