Feb 3 2010 I've never worn a Pierre Cardin piece, but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate the man behind the French fashion empire. And here's a book — Pierre Cardin: 60 Years of Innovation ($75) by Jean-Pascal Hesse — to help educate. It highlights the Italian-born French designer's work, all 60 fabulous years of it. Cardin, now 87, is praised for proving that fashion can be an art and a successful business. Fun fact: Cardin created the bubble dress in 1954. Does this read interest you?