Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix was born in Arles, South Of France on May 16th 1951…

He always sketched and never studied in any art or fashion school, studying by himself history of fashion and costumes.

Inspired by his native towns antique past he chose to study Latin, Greek and History Of Art, at Montpellier University, then at the Paris Sorbonne Art Institute and « ÉCole Du Louvre » (Louvre Museum High School) from 1970 to 1978, but preferred to leave a dull museum curator future he with the support of his wife FranÇOise, to show his sketches to theatre and couture people such as Karl Lagerfeld, who’m were very encouraging.

He started working as an intern at Hermes then as an assistant for Guy Paulin In Paris and joined the couture House of Jean Patou from 1981 to 1992 where he revamped the Haute Couture image before creating his own couture house in 1987 backed by Bernard Arnault. Along with fashion he always worked creating for the stage, working on his first ballet at New York Metropolitan Opera For Baryshnikov.
He also redesigned TGV train interiors in 2000, Air France Uniforms, also several tramways and many hotels.

LVMH sold The House Of Lacroix to a Miami Group in 2004 and so he left the house, and his name. After the crisis in 2009, he embarked on enjoying a new life of books, ceramics, illustrations, spending his time on his favourite fields since his childhood in Arles, the stage and museums. Working as an exhibition curator and scenographer or a costume/set designer for Paris Operas and COMEDIE FranÇAise, mainly for German, Belgian, Swiss, and Austrian theatres.

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