Recalling Pierre Cardin from Benjamin Kanarek’s Archives

Pierre Cardin © Benjamin Kanarek

I was just going through some of Benjamin Kanarek’s archives and I fell on these images that he shot for “Votre Beauté” Magazine around 20 years ago. It is part of a series that he photographed exclusively highlighting the designer Pierre Cardin. Marie-Elizabeth David-Boyer was the Fashion Stylist at the time. It was a rather successful shoot, as Pierre Cardin himself sent a letter of congratulation to us in appreciation of our endeavours.What I also find interesting, is that there was no Photoshop or retouching employed, other than some subtle brush work to touch up tiny imperfections in the skin. As Ben stated…

The rest was up to me and the great printing of Fred Jourda at Picto Labs in Paris. I used a tilt shift lens on my EOS 1 Canon, cut a hole in the backdrop, stuck some gels on the back light and used an Opalite for the model.

Pierre Cardin © Benjamin Kanarek
Pierre Cardin © Benjamin Kanarek
Pierre Cardin © Benjamin Kanarek
Pierre Cardin © Benjamin Kanarek

The Team 

Stylism by Marie-Elizabeth David-Boyer
Make-Up by Frédérique Givaudan from Agence Carole Paris,

Hair by Christian Faure from Mod’s Hair Paris.

About Frederique Renaut
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Born in Paris, France, Fashion & Beauty Director for benjaminkanarekblog.com Frédérique Renaut wears 2 hats: 1/ Consultant in Communication for the Luxury Industry specialized in International Communication, Media & Advertising, 2/ Creative Direction, Video Direction for Fashion and Beauty shoots for publications like VOGUE & Harper's BAZAAR. She has also worked as an International Executive Manager for major cosmetics brands (Jean-Paul Gaultier, Issey Miyake and Narciso Rodriguez fragrances) and Couture Houses (Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Féraud & Givenchy by Alexander McQueen).