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Carine Roitfeld To Be Honored, Pierre Hardy to Speak at the French Institute Alliance Française


BY WAY OF FRANCE: The French Institute Alliance Française will soon be shining the spotlight on two French fashion influencers — Pierre Hardy and Carine Roitfeld.
Hardy will sit down with Melissa Ceria in Florence Gould Hall on June 8 to discuss his ever-changing career. And Harper’s Bazaar global fashion director and CR Fashion Book founder Roitfeld will be honored on June 12 with the Art de Vivre award.
The accessories designer will no doubt share some insights about Hermès’ recent investment in his namesake label. He took on he creative director of shoes role at Hermès in 1990 and added the creative director of fine jewelry title in 2001. A former illustrator, Hardy likes to infuse influences from art, dance and design in his shoes and handbags. The designer started his own signature label in 1999 which has such celebrity fans as Rihanna, Alicia Vikander and Bella Hadid.
Over the years during his career, Hardy has worked with Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga on the house’s shoe collection, as well as Gap and Nars. He is part of the design team behind the handcrafted Apple Watch Hermès. Next month’s talk will be part of the FIAF’s “Art de Vivre” series hosted by Ceria, who also

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