Pierre Cardin mid 20th century textile from the collection of American director, Robert Altman Signed by Pierre Cardin Como, Italy c. 1970 81″ x 140″ Pierre Cardin is an Italian-born French fashion designer. He founded his fashion house in 1950 and introduced the “bubble dress” in 1954. Cardin is known for his avant-garde style and his Space Age designs, preferring geometric shapes. In 1975, this fascination compelled Cardin to apply his fetish for the bubble to a monumental domestic work which would become Le Palais Bulles (the Bubble House), along with the help of architect Antii Lovag. Cardin furnished the Bubble House with his original creations. The curves of the Bubble House extend over 1,200 square metres and contain ten bedrooms decorated by contemporary artists, as well as a panoramic living room. Distinctly Cardin, you can see the bubble motif carried throughout this unique textile.