In 1959, he was expelled from the Chambre Syndicale for launching a ready-to-wear collection for the Printemps department store as the first couturier in Paris, but was soon reinstated. However, he resigned from the Chambre Syndicale in 1966 and now shows his collections in his own venue, the Espace Cardin (opened 1971) in Paris, formerly the The‰tre des Ambassadeurs, near the American Embassy. A chain of Maxim's Hotels are now included in the assets. Cardin has also licenced a wide range of food products under that name. Like many other designers today, Cardin decided in 1994 to show his collection only to a small circle of selected clients and journalists. He was a member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture et du Pret-a-Porter and of the Maison du Haute Couture from 1953 to 1993.
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