Known for his architectural shoes and graphic bags, the-illustrator-turned-accessories designer Pierre Hardy has found great success in taking inspiration from art, dance, and design.
Hardy established coveted shoe collections at Hermès—where he has acted as creative director of shoes since 1990 and creative director fine jewelry since 2001—before launching his own label in 1999. He has created hit capsule collections for Gap and Nars, and is behind the handcrafted Apple Watch Hermès. With Hermès’ recent investment in his eponymous label, Hardy is one of today's most important accessories designers. Meet the wildly inventive designer for a talk about craftsmanship and modernity.
Curated and moderated by journalist Melissa Ceria.
Talk in English.
Followed by Q&A.
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Season Sponsors: American Society of the French Legion of Honor, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Engie, FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), Florence Gould Foundation, Hermès Foundation within the framework of the New Settings program, Howard Gilman Foundation, Institut français, JCDecaux, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Office de Tourisme de Boulogne-Billancourt, and Pommery.