I adore Christian Lacroix! Despite his many years in the industry he is still a creative genius: inspiring others, and open to be inspired himself. This year he celebrated his 20th year creating haute couture, no mean feat, and certainly cause for celebration! M. Lacroix seems ever the artist: totally in love with colour, form, volume; his clothing is so French, and so wonderfully full of life and character!
With no sign of slowing down, the Centre National du Costume de Scène in Moulins currently celebrates Lacroix’s devotion to the arts, and to the world of theatre and dance, by staging “Christian Lacroix, costumier”. Closer to the end of the year we can also look forward to “Christian Lacroix, Histoires de Mode” held at the Musée de la Mode et du Textile, an intimate examination of Lacroix’s view of the history of fashion. Also supporting Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, Lacroix has designed a limited-edition yellow jersey for the Tour de France (available in Tour outfitters and Galeries Lafayette during the month of July). And re-opening tomorrow (Saturday the 21st), is the Hotel Le Bellechasse, the newest Lacroix venture into the world of luxury hotels. Perfect for the man who has yet to stop dreaming!
Christian Lacroix, costumier (3rd June 07 – 11th Nov 07) – Centre National du Costume de Scène, 03000 Moulins – www.cncs.fr
Christian Lacroix, Histoires de Mode (8th Nov 07 – 6th April 08) – Musée de la Mode et du Textile, 75001 Paris – www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr
Hôtel Le Bellechasse, 8 rue de Bellechasse, 75007 Paris, 01 45 50 22 31, M° Solférino – www.lebellechasse.com