I’m not really into fashion, per se. But, there is one designer of haute couture that so delights me, I consider his designs more works of art than fashion. The mix of pattern and color is truly inspirational. Perhaps it’s because he started out studying art history (dissertation topic: Costume in 18th-century French painting). In any event, and fortunately for us all, he ended up designing clothes rather than studying paintings of them.
I’m speaking of Christian Lacroix, who closed his fashion house last year, after 20 years of designing haute couture. Anyway, today seemed like a good day to show, if not a retrospective of his work, at least a few of the dresses that made me love him.
Check out Style.com for more images of his work