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Pierre Cardin is an Italian-born French fashion designer best known for his haute couture geometric avant-garde designs.
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Not all of the village's residents see his presence there in the same light. Lacoste has consequently been the site of disputes, with Cardin insisting that he is the village's benefactor, and residents condemning his actions as detrimental to the village's atmosphere and reputation.
Although not everyone is in agreement about the legacy he is building, there is no denying that Pierre Cardin is one of the most influential, and wealthiest, fashion designers of his or any era. Still working,
designing, and licensing new products, Cardin resides in Paris and continues to own his company.
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