88-Year-Old Pierre Cardin Returns To Paris Runway After 10 Years (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

French designer Pierre Cardin feted the 60th anniversary of his brand with his first Parisian runway show in ten years. WWD caught up with Cardin beforehand who explained his inspiration: "Showing that the brand still exists as a creative force--that's what drives me. And I notice that what I do early on becomes commercial some 15 or 20 years later. I'm always ahead of the curve."

The 88-year-old Cardin told the fashion newspaper that he would never hand over his label to a younger designer, explaining, "No, because I have five people sketching for me who are very young. And I think the young designers of today are less avant-garde than I am. I'm still in good shape, I work every day."

Here are some of Cardin's duds from 1969.


Check out images from his Spring/Summer 2011 show on Wednesday: