With all of the buzz of Paris haute couture fashion week approaching, we thought it fitting to reflect on one of the legendary couturiers. Although Christian Lacroix’s last couture show was July 2008 in Paris, that hasn’t stopped his creativity from oozing forth. He has been designing costumes for Roméo et Juliet’ for the Opéra-Comique in Paris, designing interiors for hotels such as ‘Hotel Le Petit Moulin’, and Hotel Le Bellechasse, and curating photo exhibits.
His latest, Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty is a fashionable re-imagining of the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty with Christian Lacroix as an integral part of the story. Lacroix plays the prince and the fairy tale follows the French fashion designer’s career from his early days in haute couture to the opening of his eponymous fashion house. The first in the series from Camilla Morton…
from the editor : Fairy tale and haute couture mix charmingly in fashion writer and international bestselling author Camilla Morton’s colorful hardcover book, Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty. This re-imagined story is fabulously illustrated exclusively by the tale’s hero – Monsieur Lacroix himself.
The couturier’s illustrations, combine collage with a contemporary baroque aesthetic; they befit Morton’s neo-fable, which entwines the princess’s fate with Lacroix’s own life story. “You can read it as a fairytale or as a light breeze through a designer’s biography,” Morton explains.
“As for fashion design, where harmony is a jigsaw of inspiration in which today’s influences are fed by pieces from the past, where modernity lives on in the traditions of the present.” Christian Lacroix.