Sunday, January 13, 2008

Christian Lacroix On Show.

There are fashion designers, and then there are couture designers. Christian Lacroix is both. Over his 30-year long career, the designer has created pieces that have adorned red carpets the world over.

Recently opened at France’s Les Arts Decoratifs Museum Christian Lacroix: Histoires de Mode features 400 dresses, capes, coats and hats dating back to the 18th century alongside 90 designs from Lacroix’s own haute couture shows. Running until April 2008, Lacroix is rumoured to have gone through over 80,000 items to come up with the final 500.

Pieces from Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garçons along with postwar classics from Christian Dior and Pierre Cardin, and creations by early couturier Jeanne Lanvin are all included. So if you’re in France before April 20, put this in your itinerary.

Images from the exhibition and Christian Lacroix’s collections courtesy of Les Arts Decoratifs Museum and
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