French fashion icon Pierre Cardin was reportedly hospitalized on Sunday after suffering a minor “vasovagal episode” (a condition marked by a slow pulse and a fall in blood pressure) French news agency AFP has reported. The 87-year-old fashion legend was about to board a plane for Greece when he took ill at a Paris airport departure lounge. He was examined in a hospital nearby and was soon discharged. This is not the first sign of ill health for the fashion legend with high blood pressure leading to a two-day hospital stay in May and another hospital stint when he fractured his shoulder blade after falling down the stairs this year.
Cardin is one of the few designers who actually still own his prestigious fashion house which he wanted to sell for €1 billion back in March this year. His empire spans restaurants and hotels to food products and fashion but no deal could be finalized before the encomy took a turn for the worse.
“The asking price is 1 billion euros [about $1.3 billion], and if prospective buyers can’t pony up the funds, then that’s their problem, not mine. It’s not like I’m strapped for cash,” Cardin told Fantastic Man magazine at the time.