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Christian Lacroix (Fashion Designer)

Updated: Mar 6

Category: Fashion Designer

Post Contributor: Olivier Blanc

Illustration portrait of Christian Lacroix by ob27

Profession: Fashion Designer

Born: May 16th, 1951, Arles, France

Nationality: French

Famous for:

- Haute couture

- Short puffball skirt

- New wave

© 2023 - Illustration by Simone Yao & ob27

Links for resources:

Suzy Menkes: Christian Lacroix A/W 89 Haute Couture (Show Studio)

Biography and gallery of photographs for the AW 2006 fashion show (V&A)

"The cultured and pop maximalism of Christian Lacroix" article by Alberto Calabrese (NSS Magazine)

"I think fashion is a little bit mixed-up. People want to be in their own fashion tribes, so they want to wear the same clothes to be connected to everyone else in that tribe. But they want to be different from other tribes."

Christian Lacroix: 'I am not nostalgic for the past', article & interview (The Guardian)

Skirt Suit, description, context and photographs (V&A)

Interview by Camilla Frances (includes photographs) (Cabana Magazine)

"The Enduring Impact of Christian Lacroix" by Roe Ethridge and Katie Shillingford (Another Magazine)

"Nobody in the press has culture anymore, only Suzy Menkes. The journalists during my time were very tough people who were able to say shit if they wanted."

Discussion, Daniel Roseberry and Christian Lacroix, with photographs of designs (Interview Magazine)

All Christian Lacroix collections, gallery of photographs (Vogue)

Dries Van Noten and Christian Lacroix speaking about the Women's SS20 collection

Fashion show AW 1992/93 - Paris (Fashion Channel)

Fashion show SS94 - Paris (Fashion Channel)

Further research: (topics in connection):

- Baroque fashion and its revival in the 1980s

- Haute couture

- Colours and Fashion

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