A natural talent and love for the arts leads Pierre Hardy to study at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Cachan, graduating with a teaching degree of “aggregation” in plastic arts. He studies dance while completing his degree and joins his first professional dance company upon graduation. It is not long before his passion for dance and his artistic skills converge to lead him to discover shoe design.

1985 Illustrator for Vanity Fair Italy & Vogue Hommes International.
1987 – 1990 Designer of the Women’s shoe collections for CHRISTIAN DIOR.
1990 Pierre Hardy becomes Creative Director for the Women’s and Men’s shoe collections at HERMÈS.
1994 – 1997 Artistic Director of the fashion shows at the Festival de Hyères.
2001 Named Creative Director for HERMÈS Fine Jewelry division.
2001 – 2013 Collaborates with Nicolas Ghesquière at BALENCIAGA developing both the Women’s and Men’s collections.
2010 Launch of the “Haute Bijouterie” collection for HERMÈS.
2012 Pierre Hardy is made “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres”
2013 Pierre Hardy designs his first perfume bottle, Jour d’Hermès.
2015 Pierre Hardy is promoted to “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur”.
2017 Pierre Hardy is nominated President of the first Fashion Accessories jury for the 32sd Festival de Hyeres.