15 Facts About Christian Lacroix


Christian Marie Marc Lacroix is a French fashion designer.


Christian Lacroix began putting out ready-to-wear in 1988 drawing inspiration from diverse cultures.


In 1989, Christian Lacroix launched jewelry, handbags, shoes, glasses, scarves, and ties.


Christian Lacroix favored the hot colors of the Mediterranean region, a hodgepodge of patterns, and experimental fabrics, sometimes handwoven in local workshops.


Christian Lacroix included past traditions from all around the world, continuing the line with even more on ethnic arts.


In 2001, Christian Lacroix launched a children's line and in 2002, he launched a perfume, Bazar, created by Bertrand Duchaufour, Jean-Claude Ellena and Emilie Copperman.


In 2004, Christian Lacroix launched a lingerie for women line, as well as a menswear line.


Christian Lacroix is known for his theatrical style which came from his work while in the theatre.


Christian Lacroix served as the Creative Director for the Italian fashion house Emilio Pucci from 2002 to 2005.


Christian Lacroix left on agreeable terms as he and the house believed that since he had other pursuits, it would be unfair to the house to not put in the energy required for future collections along with his other work.


Christian Lacroix has designed many dresses for Hollywood stars; among them, he is responsible for designing Christina Aguilera's wedding dress and in the 1990s was famed as being a favourite designer of Edina Monsoon in the UK sitcom Absolutely Fabulous.


Christian Lacroix has been the designer of the new uniform of Air France staff and crew in 2004 and pyjamas signed by him are handed out to passengers travelling on Air France First Class.


Today, Christian Lacroix has 60 points of sale within France.


Around the world, Christian Lacroix has 1,000 total points of sale.


Christian Lacroix has completed interior design work at several landmark hotels, including the Hotel Le Petit Moulin in Spring, 2005; the Hotel Bellechasse, right in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, in 2007 ; and in 2010 Le Notre Dame hotel just a step from the cathedral Notre-Dame-de-Paris, as well as Hotel l'Antoine near the Bastille area in Paris.