French fashion designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98

Pierre Cardin has died at the age of 98.

The French fashion designer passed away in hospital in Neuilly, west of Paris, his family confirmed.

He was known for his avant-garde style and his Space Age style designs, which included his iconic bubble dress in 1954.

Pierre was born near Venice on July 2, 1922 but his family fled the then fascist nation to live in France just two years later.

In his twenties he moved to Paris and worked for Paquin fashion house and Dior.

He was also known for overhauling the fashion industry by successfully licensing his brand name and making savvy

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