Give a frock Friday

“Couture Clash” Shalom Harlow in Christian Lacroix Spring 1997 Haute Couture for  Vogue US April 1997

 Couture Clash – Shalom Harlow in Christian Lacroix Haute Couture, Spring 1997. Photographed by the fabulous and amazing Peter Lindbergh for American Vogue, April 1997.

Lacroix sweety, Lacroix! Eddie in Absolutely Fabulous is of course a huge fan of Christian Lacroix, as am I. So glad that he’s still designing, it’s just a shame it isn’t for his own label. But there’s nothing shabby about designing a one-off collection for Schiaparelli Couture.

I made a good start on my Christmas shopping today, so I’m very pleased with myself, I even found a secret place to park that was in the shade and close to where I needed to be. Shh! It’s a secret!

Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are!



Give a frock Friday

Natalia Vodianova stars in Grace Coddington’s vision of Lewis Carrol’s classic Alice in Wonderland, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for American Vogue, December 2003. In this shot, Christian Lacroix is the March Hare and Stephen Jones is who else but The Mad Hatter.  Natalia wears Christian Lacroix Haute Couture with painted and sulpted mink dickey over lace top and frilled lame skirt and her hat is custom made Stephen Jones, of course.  A classic novel and a timeless editorial. See the whole thing here.

Enjoy your weekend. xx

Give a frock Friday

Christian Lacroix Haute Couture, Fall/Winter 2003-2004.

Master of colour and experimental fabrics, Monsieur Lacroix was awarded “Most Influential Designer” award by the CDFA for foreign designer in 1987. 

Inventer of the puff-ball skirt (le pouf), his designs were always very theatrical, referencing much from costume history, folklore and often featuring corsets and hand-woven fabrics. 

I would love to own a Lacroix gown one day.  His work has always fascinated me, I think it’s his use of colour and the frivolity of his fabrics and designs.  Sadly the house of Christian Lacroix went into receivership in 2009, with his Haute Couture line having never turned a profit.  

Such is the life of an artist, right?

Have a great weekend!


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