Christian Lacroix evening gown. Orange silk faille, orange silk satin, rhinestones. Spring 2005.
I’m usually not a big fan of orange, unless it’s an Hermès box, then I like it very much, but I thought this Christian Lacroix orange evening gown from 2005 was a showstopper. It is currently on display at The Museum at FIT, as part of the exhibit The Great Designers, Part One.
A closeup of the Lacroix gown.
Christian Lacroix closed down his haute couture line in 2009, and his name is no longer his own—it has become the stamp a licensing company uses for eyewear, stationery, home décor, and menswear—but in October Paris Opera Ballet opened La Source, which featured costumes by the designer himself.
The Great Designers, Part One is on view until May 8, 2012.
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