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Pierre Cardin – from the catwalk to the warpath – Europe – World – The Independent

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He may have fashioned a career out of creating beautiful things, but when it comes to spats with his neighbours the clothes designer Pierre Cardin is not afraid to turn ugly.

It is a decade since the Parisian master of haute couture bought the Provençal castle that once belonged to the Marquis de Sade, and delighted in the chateau’s views over the Luberon valley.

For some of the villagers living beneath the castle in the hillside cottages of Lacoste, however, his residence has been less pleasurable.

They have been busy telling anyone who will listen that his campaign to turn their small scattering of buildings into a “cultural St Tropez” may have opened cafés and brought in tourists, but has also turned their community into an empty, gentrified shell.

Now Cardin has taken a bitter swipe at what he sees as their ungrateful complaints.

“Personally I pay no attention to what the people say. They are just jealous,” he said in a television interview this weekend. “After all, what have they ever done for Lacoste? Absolutely nothing.”

via Pierre Cardin – from the catwalk to the warpath – Europe – World – The Independent.

Strange Random Fashion Quote:

“Above all, remember that the most important thing you can take anywhere is not a Gucci bag or French-cut jeans; it’s an open mind” – Gail Rubin Bereny

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  1. rombizcompany
    November 21, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Great quote of Gain Rubin Bereny !

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