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Pierre Cardin dies at 98 French fashion magnate Pierre Cardin, 98, has passed away. In a career spanning more than 60 years, Cardin influenced catwalks with his space-age, futuristic bubble dresses and geometric patterns and mentored some of the today’s most successful designers, such as Jean Paul Gaultier. “Thank you Mr Cardin for opening me the doors to fashion and for making my dream possible,” Gaultier wrote on Twitter. Cardin was the first designer to sell clothes in department stores