Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Lacroix Savoir Faire

With some homage to the late great Balenciaga, Christian Lacroix presented his latest Haute Couture collection in Paris this week. Poor Lacroix has been dodged with financial woes with his house teetering on the edge of bankruptcy several times over the last couple of years.

I have always had a soft spot for Lacroix. He is a genius with colour, textures and fabric, creating bold and eclectic creations, which have instant luxe.

The wonderful “sack” like dresses below, pay homage to Balenciaga in their simplicity and their cut, being rather sombre for Lacroix. Instantly wearable, they don’t need a lot of accessorising, as they rely on their form to carry them through. And the hats! If that isn’t in homage to the Balenciaga style of the fifties, I don’t know what is!

The backless evening dress is just stunning! Again relying on the lack of usual Lacroix trademarks to carry it through. The added bright red bow at the side oozes instant paired down glamour!
The tulle and sequined cocktail dress, draws on past couture of the fifties and updates it with a little more flesh for instant sex appeal, again the hat! Love it.


  1. Townhouselady, I lved the whole collection, these were a few of the gems. Thanks for visiting my blog

  2. I have to admit, I stopped following Lacroix's work after that whole AbFab overload ("Is it Lacroix, sweetie?") of the 1990's. But I do really like these homages to Balenciaga, particularly #1 and #3.

  3. TJ-yes he did epitomise the whole overkill of the AB Fab decade, however that said the man is a genius! Just heard that the house has gone into receivership, have they no shame!

  4. I adore the backless dress!


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