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“8:30 p.m. on Saturday”. “The vortex of life”



The magazine 8:30 p.m. on Saturday” (Twitter), presented live by Laurent Delahousse just after the 8 p.m. news on France 2, recounts an unprecedented moment in the life of a personality, behind the scenes of an event or a place belonging to collective history. Reports that reveal “the little story in the big one”, to leaf through like a family album. This new issue of season 4 of “8:30 p.m. on Saturday” celebrates the unique encounter between the great couturier Pierre Cardin and the actress Jeanne Moreau…

The day when > Jeanne Moreau met Pierre Cardin
“I didn’t like women but I loved Jeanne”… It is with these words that the couturier Pierre Cardin evoked the intense and unique relationship he had with Jeanne Moreau. In the early 1960s, the young actress had already made a name for herself, and a reputation, thanks to the film The lovers, by Louis Malle. She is looking for a dress for her next film and pushes the door of a fashionable young couturier, Pierre Cardin, who has recently arrived in Paris, who makes no secret of his preference for men. How did she manage to become his lifelong lover, muse and friend? A unique story between a sunny actress and a couturier in love with beauty.

And also, pants, a song…

News > The rage of jeans
Pierre Cardin was a fashion precursor, one of the first to want to bridge the gap between haute couture and popular style. A garment has spread in all social circles, and all over the planet: jeans. It sells 70 per second in the world. An exhibition at the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, in Paris, is dedicated to him until the beginning of May 2022. How these rudimentary work trousers, used by the American pioneers, in full conquest of the West in the 19th century, did he pull off this tour de force? He had to embody the face of the rebellion.

Bonus > Vanessa Paradis sings Jeanne Moreau
In 1995, during the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival, which has Jeanne Moreau as jury president, Vanessa Paradis surprises her… and it’s a suspended moment.

> Replays of France Télévisions news magazines are available on the Franceinfo website and its mobile application (iOS & Android), “Magazines” section.

Pierre Cardin, his fabulous destiny, Sylvana Lorenz (Ed. No. 1, 2006).

Madame Cardin, at the court of the last emperor of fashion, Sylvana Lorenz (ed. L’Archipel, 2021).

House of Cardin, documentary by David Ebersole and Todd Hughes.

Jeanne Moreau, the Freedman, documentary by Virginie Linhart.

– “The ‘black jackets’ phenomenon seen by the press”, Claire Bacher (master’s thesis, University of Clermont-Ferrand).

Denim, the illustrated epic of a legendary fabric, by Graham Marsh, Christina Marsh, Paul Trynka (ed. of the Collector).

Non-exhaustive list.

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