PIERRE HARDY: THE CV
Education: Studied fine art at the École normale supérieure and, later, contemporary dance.
Appointed shoe designer at Christian Dior.
Sequoia, the French bag firm, launches with Hardy as art director.
Named creative director of shoes at Hermès.
Launches first collection of women’s shoes under his own name.
Collaboration with Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga begins. Named creative director of fine jewellery at Hermès.
Launches eponymous men’s shoe collection.
Opens first Parisian boutique in the Jardins du Palais Royal.
Unveils an eight-season collaboration with Gap.
Introduces the first Hermès Haute Bijouterie collection. Opens up a New York flagship store in the West Village.
Collaboration with perfumer Frédéric Malle. Made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France’s highest award for artists.
Collaboration with François Nars.