2019, USA/France, Documentary, Color, 98 minutes
Directed by:

P David Ebersole & Todd Hughes

Produced by: Cori Coppola and 

P David Ebersole & Todd Hughes

Starring: Pierre Cardin, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Philippe Starck, Naomi Campbell, Sharon Stone, Guo Pei, Jean-Michel Jarre, Alice Cooper, Dionne Warwick, Kenzo Takada, Jenny Shimizu, Hanae Mori, Trina Turk, Yumi Katsura, Rodrigo Basilicati Cardin, Maryse Gaspard, Renée Taponier, Claude Brouet, Amy Fine-Collins, Laurence Benaïm, Tony Glenville, Matthew Gonder, Jean Pascal Hesse, Josée Dayan, Bob Merlis, Christopher Mount, Gianpaolo Giannotti, Amber Butchart, Daniele Martini, Dacob
Cinematography by: Laurent King
Edited by: Mel Mel Sukekawa Mooring & Brad Comfort
Music by: James Peter Moffatt
Animation by: Syd Garon
Summary: Millions know the iconic logo and ubiquitous signature, but few know the man behind the larger-than-life label. Ultimately, we seek to answer the question: Who is Pierre Cardin? What is the story behind this legendary icon? House of Cardin is a rare peek into the mind of a genius, an authorized feature documentary chronicling the life and design of Cardin. A true original, Mr. Cardin has granted the directors exclusive access to his archives and his empire, and unprecedented interviews at the sunset of a glorious career.
Film Festival Premieres: WORLD PREMIERE Venice Film Festival: Giornate Degli Autori section (September 6, 2019) • SPECIAL INDUSTRY SCREENING Toronto Intl Film Festival (September 7, 2019) • INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE Reykjavik Intl Film Festival (September 29, 2019) • US PREMIERE Chicago Intl Film Festival (October 26, 2019) • NEW YORK PREMIERE Doc NYC (November 9, 2019) • WEST COAST PREMIERE Palm Springs Intl Film Festival (January 5, 2020) • FRENCH PREMIERE Valenciennes Film Festival (March 12, 2020)
Release: US/CANADA THEATRICAL & HOME VIDEO Utopia (August 28, 2020) • FRANCE THEATRICAL, CABLE TV & HOME VIDEO L'Aetlier d'Images (September 21, 2020) • AUS/NZ THEATRICAL & HOME VIDEO Umbrella Films (July 23, 2020) • JAPAN THEATRICAL & HOME VIDEO Albatros Films/New Select (October 2, 2020) • RUSSIA THEATRICAL & HOME VIDEO Pioner Films (2020) • GERMANY TV & HOME VIDEO Koch Films (2020) • TAIWAN ALL RIGHTS Swallow Wings Films (2020) • POLAND ALL RIGHTS Against Gravity (2020) • ICELAND TV & STREAMING Siminn (2020) • BRAZIL ALL RIGHTS Imovision (2020) • SWEDEN ALL RIGHT Doc Lounge (2020) • SPAIN SVOD Filmin Streaming (2020) • BELGIUM SVOD Proximus (2020) • NETHERLANDS TV vpro (2021) * WORLDWIDE STREAMING Mubi (2021) • INFLIGHT WORLDWIDE Encore Inflight (2020)
Awards: CINE FASHION FILM AWARDS Best Fashion Feature Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Lifetime Achievement Award: Pierre Cardin (2019) • CALGARY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL Best Documentary Feature (2020) • VENICE FILM FESTIVAL Queer Lion nominee (2019)



  • PAPER MAGAZINE “A New Doc Explores How Pierre Cardin Built a Fashion Empire”
  • PALM SPRINGS LIFE “Searching for Pierre Cardin”
  • WOMEN’S WEAR DAILY “A ’72 AMC Javelin Brought Pierre Cardin and Directors Todd Hughes and P. David Ebersole Together”
  • WOMEN’S WEAR DAILY “Pierre Cardin Documentary Screened at Venice Film Festival and received a standing ovation”
  • YRB MAGAZINE “Feature: House of Cardin Interview with Todd Hughes, P. David Ebersole & Rodrigo Basilicati Cardin”
  • DEADLINE: FOR THE LOVE OF DOCS “How Filmmakers P. David Ebersole & Todd Hughes Built ‘House Of Cardin’”
  • CR FASHION BOOK “New ‘House Of Cardin’ Documentary Uncovers Pierre Cardin’s Fashion Legacy”
  • GLASS MAGAZINE “Glass Meets Filmmakers P David Ebersole and Todd Hughes To Talk About House of Cardin”
  • VOGUE “Pierre Cardin Is the Subject of a New Documentary”
  • FINANCIAL TIMES “Fashion’s Futurist Democratised Couture in the 1960s. Today He Lives in Classical Italian Style”
  • VARIETY “‘House of Cardin’: Film Review”
  • SYDNEY MORNING HERALD “‘House of Cardin’: Film Review Four Stars, Captivated by Pierre Cardin Two Fans Produce an Homage”
  • MODERN MADE “Pierre Cardin Gets His Star in Palm Springs”
  • ABC7 NEWS NEW YORK “Red Carpet: ‘House of Cardin’ delves into the life of iconic fashion designer Pierre Cardin”
  • THE NEW EUROPEAN “Fashion’s Extra-terrestrial: The Genius of Pierre Cardin… He Comes Out of a New Documentary Smelling of Roses”
  • PALM SPRINGS LIFE “Fashionable Pivot”
  • FRANCE-AMERIQUE “The Countless Lives of Pierre Cardin”
  • ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST “Design Buffs Need to See This New Pierre Cardin Documentary”
  • INDULGE MAGAZINE “Review: Political and inclusive and fun. Be inspired.”
  • DALLAS VOICE “Best LGBTQ+ movies of 2020”
  • CINEFASHION FILM AWARDS “Best Fashion Film Award and Lifetime Achievement Award”
  • IN STYLE MAGAZINE “Dionne Warwick Is the Original Queen of Couture”
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