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Pierre Cardin honorary member of Russian Academy of Arts

By
AFP
Published
Nov 27, 2008


Pierre Cardin - Photo : Clemens Bilan
MOSCOW, Nov 27, 2008 (AFP) - French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, who has maintained close links with Russia since the Soviet era, was named Thursday an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts.

The Italian-born couturier, 86, known for his unisex style, said he is "a close friend of Russia," where he has regularly travelled in the last 40 years.

"I hope to continue to broaden cultural relations," he added.

The French couturier plans to create stage decorations for the Russian rock opera "Juno and Avos," which was the first Soviet work of art to be performed at Cardin's Theatre in Paris.

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