Donnerstag, 10. Mai 2007
Christian Lacroix (full name-Christian Marie Marc Lacroix) is a French fashion designer born in Arles on May 16, 1951.
His childhood was spent delighting in Provencal and Gypsy traditions, theatre, opera, and museum visits. Near the end of his adolescence, Lacroix began studying Art History at the University of Montpellier. Later, he continued his studies at the Sorbonne and the Ecole du Louvre hoping to realise his long-cherished dream of becoming a museum curator.
However, a completely different fate was awaiting him. First, he met his future wife Françoise who coaxed him to draw. Around the same time, he ran across the designer Jean-Jacques Picart the collaboration with whom propelled Lacroix to stardom as the hottest designer of the late 1980s.
In 1987 he opened his own couture house and since then his star has been in the ascendant as his house has been successfully selling products ranging from handbags to perfumes and children's wear.
As a designer he is renowned for the theatrical style of his clothes as well as for closing all his haute couture fashion shows with a model dressed up as a bride.
Apart from all that, Lacroix is the darling of many Hollywood stars and starlets and he, for instance, designed the wedding dress of Grammy award winning Christina Aguliera.
Today, his company owns 1,000 flagship stores around the world and his retirement is still light years away.
To read more, visit:
(Lacroix's official site)