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Fashion designer Pierre Cardin died at the age of 98, the Secretary of the French Academy of Fine Arts, Laurent Petitgirard, announced Tuesday.

Born in Italy, near Venice, to a wealthy wine merchant, Cardin moved with his family to France in 1924.

Twelve years later, at the age of 14, Cardin became a tailor’s apprentice, launching a career in fashion which lasted seven decades.

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