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!
And such a dazzling arc of justice, too
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