French designer Pierre Cardin dies aged 98

The French designer Pierre Cardin, who upended fashion styles in the 1960s and 70s with futuristic looks, has died at the age of 98.

Cardin was also known for overhauling the industry by successfully licensing his brand name and making savvy business moves.

His death was announced by France’s Fine Arts Academy on Twitter.

Cardin’s family told Agence France-Presse he died in hospital in Neuilly, near Paris.

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