21st Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 18-28, 2024 Globe Cinema

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024 Globe Cinema

House Of Cardin

United States, France, 2019: 97 minutes: Canadian Premiere
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A rare peek into the mind of a man many call a genius, HOUSE OF CARDIN is an authorized documentary chronicling the life of design icon Pierre Cardin. Millions know the logo and ubiquitous signature but few know the man behind the larger than life label. Who is Pierre Cardin? And what is the story behind his legendary icon?

Granted exclusive access to Cardin's archives and his empire, along with unprecedented interviews, the filmmakers examine Cardin at the sunset of a glorious career.

Venice International Film Festival 2019
Chicago International Film Festival 2019
DOC NYC 2019
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2020
RiverRun International Film Festival 2020
Cleveland International Film Festival 2020

The Ebersole Hughes Company is a unique creative collaboration from the husband/husband team P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes, each an accomplished writer, director and producer. Producing and writing credits include work with HBO, Showtime, IFC and VH1. The duo’s directing credits include Fox Television, Sundance Channel, Lifetime, indie features, shorts, and music videos. Recent features include their first documentary HIT SO HARD (2011), DEAR MOM, LOVE CHER (2013), MANSFIELD 66/67 (2017), and HOUSE OF CARDIN (2019). They were also the executive producers of ROOM 237 (2012).

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press for House Of Cardin

"HOUSE OF CARDIN encapsulates how one man became an empire, one that continues to thrive even as he approaches a century of life on this planet."
- Variety
"This is a deliciously entertaining and perceptive take on Cardin's life and how he shaped both the silhouette of fashion and branding in the fashion world and beyond."
- Hollywood Reporter


Documentary / Biography

English, French, Italian and Japanese with English Subtitles
97 minutes


P. David Ebersole
Todd Hughes

Executive Producers
Margret Raven
Matthew Gonder

Cori Coppola
P. David Ebersole
Todd Hughes

Laurent King

Jean-Paul Gaultier
Naomi Campbell
Alice Cooper
Dionne Warwick

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WINNER: Special Jury Mention Best Documentary Feature

Cinefashion Film Awards - Best Directing
Cinefashion Film Awards - Best Feature Fashion Film
Cinefashion Film Awards - Lifetime Achievement Award for Pierre Cardin

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