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Christian Lacroix

French, b. 1951

At a time when sharp padded shoulders and crisp lines were trending, Christian Lacroix created venturesome clothing that was bubbly, flirtatious and exuberant.

The iconic French fashion designer, whose body of work includes handbags and purses, evening dresses, jackets and lots more, has always favored theater over fashion. He has long integrated corsets and bustles into his work, drawing on diverse cultures and citing epic historical dramas as inspirations. Today he is creating opera costumes, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that his colorful and voluminous garments captured the excesses and defined the extravagant frivolity of the 1980s as well as the sensuality and boldness of the 1990s.

Lacroix studied art history at the University of Montpellier and museum studies at École du Louvre and the Sorbonne in Paris. He aspired to become a museum curator or costume designer but instead entered the world of fashion, specifically haute couture, with the support of his now-wife Françoise Rosenthiel, who helped get his sketches to Hermès. Lacroix was offered an assistant job at the legendary luxury brand and later worked as a designer at the House of Patou in 1981.

Lacroix’s career flourished and his profile soared from then on, as he established his own label in 1987, using layers of fabric and consistently clashing prints in his designs for opulent pouf skirts, vibrant floral maxi day dresses as well as jewelry and watches that commanded attention. He created a ready-to-wear line for Italian manufacturer Genny and dressed dancers at the American Ballet Theatre company.

Lacroix became the artistic director of Italian fashion house Emilio Pucci in 2002, and, over time, he continued to secure work in the fields of theater, opera and other performance art, designing costumes for a range of stage productions. Alongside designs by Stella McCartney, Karl Lagerfeld and others, Madonna wore a corset during her 2004 “Re-Invention World Tour” that was created for her by Lacroix.

Today, the maison founded by the designer in 1987 is owned by the Falic Fashion Group, but Lacroix continues to design womenswear for brands such as Desigual as well as for the stage. His larger-than-life aesthetic has also been translated into a range of accessories and fragrances as well as various interior furnishings such as tableware and household linens. Lacroix has completed interior design projects at a number of hotels and has partnered with the likes of Christofle and other firms over the years. In whatever form it takes, the sumptuousness and glamour of a Lacroix design is unmistakable.

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Designer: Christian Lacroix
Christian Lacroix Paris Vintage Orange Jacket
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Portland, OR
This is a fabulous vintage rich orange jacket from Christian Lacroix. The jacket has 4 front pockets and buttons up the front. This fitted jacket is labeled a size 40 and we estimate...
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1980s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Bazar Pants Magenta Calf Leather Vintage 90s Size 40
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Preowned vintage Christian Lacroix Bazar magenta calf leather pants, likely made in the 90s. Fabulous rich color, fully-lined with slash front pockets. So hard to find nowadays esp...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

2000s Christian Lacroix multicolored silk and wool blend fabric jacket
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Christian Lacroix multicolored silk and wool blend fabric jacket with patchwork peplum pattern. Classic collar, transparent buttons with gold glitter, welt pockets with flap. Size: ...
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Early 2000s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Silk brocaded jacket Ready- to- wear
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Purple and multicolor double- breasted cocktail brocaded jacket
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1990s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix pink fluo jacket
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Capri, IT
Christian Lacroix pink fluo jacket size 38 composition: cotton
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1990s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Vintage Sequined Obi Belt
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Nice, FR
Christian Lacroix vintage wide sequined obi belt embellished with embroideries and tassels. Black lining. Marked CHRISTIAN LACROIX. One size fits all. Indicative measurements : l...
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20th Century Christian Lacroix

CHRISTIAN LACROIX Black Velvet Jacket with Silk Trim Size 40
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Christian LaCroix is composed of a black velvet with a silk trim. Features center front buttons and pocket details. In excellent vintage condition. **Please cross-reference m...
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20th Century Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Sheer Copper Metallic Lace Jacket/ Duster
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Measurements: Bust, Waist Hips : 50" Sleeve Length: raglan sleeve measurements from neckline: 32" Sleeve width: 17: Length: 42"
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Late 20th Century Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Vintage Multicolored Sexy y2k 90s Multicolored Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Size: Marked vintage IT 44 but measures more like a modern UK 10-12/ US 6-8/ EU 38-40/ IT 42-44. Please check measurements. Bust - Free due to open sides, more dependent on waist. Wa...
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Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Vintage Silk Corset Cocktail Dress with Floral Applique
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Christian Lacroix Vintage Silk Corset Cocktail Dress with Floral Applique . This is so pretty, so very Lacroix . Size 36 Bust 32" Waist 26" Hips 40" Length 34" Great pre owned condit...
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1980s Christian Lacroix

A Christian Lacroix jacket in blistered silk Fuschia Circa 2000
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 2000 France Beautiful blistered and embossed silk jacket by Christian Lacroix dating from the 2000s. Small turned-down collar and front closure with five spiral red trimmings...
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Early 2000s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix satin gown with crystal zipper slit
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Austin, TX
CHRISTIAN LACROIX SATIN GOWN WITH CRYSTAL ZIPPER ( CAN UNZIP ALL WAY UP TO WAIST ) 30" bust, 25" waist, 33" hips, 56" Length Condition: Excellent Size M
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1980s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Vintage Ivory Faille & Gold Lamé Two Piece Skirt Suit, 1990s
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A fabulous vintage women's Christian Lacroix 2 piece skirt ensemble from the 90s. In an ivory coloured faille with a gold lamé collar and lucite buttons on the longline jacket and a ...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

New Vintage Christian Lacroix Round Tortoise Gold Accents 1980 France Sunglass
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Superb & rare pair of New vintage Christian Lacroix sunglasses. Tortoise round with delicate gold accents frame holding a pair of spotless amber lenses. New, never worn or displa...
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1980s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Stars and Sequins Black Structured Gabardine Velvet Jacket
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This fabulous long structured jacket was designed by Christian Lacroix, most likely in the 80s. Made from a viscose blend garbardine, the large lapel collar is made from black velvet...
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1980s Christian Lacroix

1990s Christian Lacroix Grey Wool and Mohair Floral Jacket
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Christina Lacroix wool and mohair blend double breasted jacket from the 1990s. Dark grey with shades of paler grey in an all over floral print. Large notched collar, large gold tone ...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

Vintage Christian Lacroix Ivory Silk Vivid Floral Lace Sleeveless Gown
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Known for his opulent and theatrical designs, French designer Christian Lacroix launched his first Haute Couture collection in 1987. Drawing inspiration from history and folklore, hi...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

Amazing Vintage Christian Lacroix 1990s High Waisted Ethnic Snake Wide Leg Pants
By Christian Lacroix
Located in San Diego, CA
Incredible vintage CHRISTIAN LACROIX trousers! Flattering high waist, with zipper at fly, and two brass floral buttons at waist. Ethnic, tribal print, with a touch of animal! Fitted,...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

1990S CHRISTIAN LACROIX Multicolor Viscose & Rayon Island Abstract Print Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in New York, NY
1990S CHRISTIAN LACROIX Multicolor Viscose & Rayon Island Abstract Print Dress
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1990s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Mohair Coat w/Fox Fur Trim
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Christian Lacroix haute couture pink mohair coat from the late 1980s/early 1990s with a swing-like silhouette and silver fox-trimmed cuffs. The coat's shape is constructed out of t...
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Late 20th Century Christian Lacroix

New Vintage Christian Lacroix 7356 Oversized Sunglasses, 1980
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Rare pair of New vintage Christian Lacroix sunglasses. Oversized frame holding a pair of spotless light rose lenses. New, never worn or displayed. Made in France. MEASUREME...
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1980s Christian Lacroix

1990s Christian Lacroix Red, Pink and White Chiffon Shirt
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1990s Christian Lacroix color block shirt. Semi sheer ribbed chiffon with an orange-red top, pink and white zebra stripe center and solid pink bottom. Matching fabric covered buttons...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

Linen blazer Bazar by Christian Lacroix small
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Blazer of Christian Lacroix collection Bazar. The material is 100% linen Size is mentioned 38 France but fits EU 34/36, US 4-6 Please note that vintage items are not new and ther...
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20th Century Christian Lacroix

1990s Christian Lacroix Navy Blue Double Breasted Blazer with Crest
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1990s Christian Lacroix double breasted blazer. Navy blue wool with large engraved gold tone metal buttons. Notched collar and three patch pockets. Pocket on left bust features a Fre...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

1990s Christian Lacroix Large Size Brown Black Silk Chenille 90s Mini Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous vintage 90s CHRISTIAN LACROIX brown and black silk chenille larger size strapless mini dress ! Features a beautiful brown silk chenille fabric embrodiered with hearts and pa...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

Vintage CRISTIAN LACROIX Shoulder Shawl Wrap Blazer Jacket
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CRISTIAN LACROIX Shoulder Shawl Wrap Blazer Jacket Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust and waist: Shoulder: 16.14 inches (41 cm) Sleeves: 20.27 inches (51.5 cm)...
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1980s Christian Lacroix

2000 Christian Lacroix Bias Cut 1930s-Inspired Rayon Jersey Floral Print Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in San Francisco, CA
A flirty 2000s Christian Lacroix bias-cut 1930s-inspired rayon jersey dress with stylized floral print: Mid-calf length. Ruffle and tie detail at cuffs. Size EU 44.
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Early 2000s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Bazar Sweater Pullover Abstract Pattern Knit Vintage 90s M
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Christian Lacroix Bazar abstract pattern knit pullover sweater, likely made in the 90s. Made from a viscose/polyamide knit, it features red triangular shapes (almost heart-shaped fr...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Vintage Horst Buchholz Posters & Floral Print Pants Trousers
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN LACROIX vintage colourful floral print pants trousers featuring actor HORST BUCHOLZ posters. Waist button and zippered closure. Two faux front pockets. Two back pockets. B...
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20th Century Christian Lacroix

1990s Christian Lacroix Powder Blue Two Piece Skirt Suit
By Christian Lacroix
Located in San Francisco, CA
1990s Christian Lacroix Powder Blue Two Piece Skirt Suit. Stunning tailored suit Designed by Christian Lacroix with cloud detail embroidery and decorative glass and rhinestone but...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

1980s Christian Lacroix Black Sheer Crochet Lace Vintage 80s One Piece Bodysuit
By Christian Lacroix, Christian Lacroix Paris
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy late 80s CHRSITIAN LACROIX black crochet sheer one piece bodysuit ! Features all over black crochet with fishnet below the waist. Hidden snaps. Can easily be dressed up or down,...
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1980s Christian Lacroix

1990s Christian Lacroix Black Wool Jersey And Net Gown With Velvet Inserts
By Christian Lacroix
Located in London, GB
This 1990s black wool jersey and sheer net dress with velvet inserts is by flamboyant designer Christian Lacroix. This is the exact same dress modelled by Shalom Harlow at the Haute...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Black Sheath with Optional Black Lace Sleeves
By Christian Lacroix
Located in New Hope, PA
This elegant haute couture dress designed by Christain Lacroix can be worn in two different ways. There is a sleek black silk sheath with a black silk satin band and bow on the bodic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Lacroix

2006 Christian Lacroix Silk Abstract Print Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in London, GB
This is a magnificent example of Christian Lacroix’s exalted evening wear; an archival and extravagant piece from his Ready to Wear (RTW) 2006 spring/summer collection, look 25. It i...
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Early 2000s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Vintage Wool Boucle Skirt
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A beautiful vintage womens skirt from the late 80s / early 90s by luxury French fashion designer, Christian Lacroix. In a multicolored and checked, nubby wool boucle fabric. Size: M...
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1980s Christian Lacroix

Black blazer with gold metal button Christian Lacroix
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black blazer with gold metal button
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1980s Christian Lacroix

1980s Christian Lacroix Paris Vintage Black Purple Red Yellow Color Block Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Portland, OR
This great Christian Lacroix vintage dress is one of our favorites! This exceptional dress is beautifully made and it is fully lined. We love the genius color blocking with red sleev...
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1980s Christian Lacroix

New Vintage Christian Lacroix Round Black Gold Accents 1980 France Sunglasses
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Superb & rare pair of New vintage Christian Lacroix sunglasses. Black with delicate gold accents frame holding a pair of spotless amber lenses. New, never worn or displayed. M...
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1980s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Bazar Sundress Colorful Sheath Embroidered Sleeveless
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Christian Lacroix Bazar colorful embroidered sundress, likely made in the 90s. Made from a polyester blend fabric, it's cut sheath style with spaghetti straps and has an embroidered...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

CHRISTIAN LACROIX yellow cotton floral jacquard black lace pencil skirt FR40
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Hong Kong, NT
CHRISTIAN LACROIX yellow cotton floral jacquard black lace pencil skirt FR40 Brand: Christian Lacroix Designer: Christian Lacroix Model Name / Style: Mini skirt Material: Cotton and ...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

Vintage CHRISTIAN LACROIX Cat Eye Abstract Gilt Accent Sunglasses
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CHRISTIAN LACROIX Cat Eye Abstract Gilt Accent Sunglasses Measurements: Height: 2 inches (5.1 cm) Horizontal Width: 5.51 inches (14 cm) Arms: 4.72 inches (12 cm) Features: ...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

1990s Christian Lacroix Avant Garde Size 36 2 /4 Vintage Black 90s Skater Dress
By Christian Lacroix Paris, Christian Lacroix
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic early 90s CHRISTIAN LACROIX Avant Garde black rayon skater dress! Features a tailored boned bodice with curved edges at each armpit. Hidden zipper up the back with hook-and-eye ...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix 'Fashion' 1980s Scarf
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Your new favorite scarf is here! Circa late 1980s/early 1990s, this silk scarf features a printed sequin bird motif decorated with flowers, hearts and other designs. Printed on the s...
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1980s Christian Lacroix

1990s Christian LaCroix Wool Jacket (42)
By Christian Lacroix Paris, Christian Lacroix
Located in Port Hope, ON
One of Christian LaCroix's specialty mix pattern and tactile feel blazer. In addition there is a gorgeous colorful lining; raglan sleeves; notched collar and two burron closure.
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Late 20th Century Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix 2 piece Houndstooth Wool Skirt Suit
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a very classy skirt suit from Christian Lacroix. Both the jacket and the skirt are made with a multi-colored houndstooth patterned wool, with a jazzy printed lining. The skir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Bazar Vintage Black Apron & Coral Lace Dress, 1990s
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
An unusual vintage womens Christian Lacroix party dress from the late 90s. In a black cotton jacquard fabric with an apron style wrap fastening at the back over the top of a coral pi...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Maroon Wide Leg Pants
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Austin, TX
Christian Lacroix maroon pants with slits up sides. Acetate and Rayon fabric. 28" waist, 43" length. Condition: Excellent. Size 38 / fits like current US 2 24" waist, 38" hips, 28...
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1980s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Vintage Embellished Poncho Coat
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN LACROIX vintage rare embellished poncho coat. This coat features : - Slips on. - Drawstring waist and collar. - Gorgeous black and golden bronze coated fabric with black s...
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20th Century Christian Lacroix

Vintage CHRISTIAN LACROIX Gilt Bundle Sticks Buckle Lime Green Leather Belt
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CHRISTIAN LACROIX Gilt Bundle Sticks Buckle Lime Green Leather Belt Measurements: Buckle Height: 3.03 inches (7.7 cm) Leather Height: 1.88 inches (4.8 cm) Wearable Length: 2...
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1980s Christian Lacroix

Vintage Christian Lacroix Sz 10 / 12 Black Silk Lurex High Waist 90s Midi Skirt
By Christian Lacroix Paris, Christian Lacroix
Located in San Diego, CA
Sleek tailored vintage 1990s CHRISTIAN LACROIX black silk metallic eyelash lurex high waisted midi pencil skirt! The perfect black skirt that really adds that little extra to any out...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Jacket
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1980 France Jacket by Christian Lacroix Paris 90s in brown wool and hound of wine, mauve and buff. Small epaulettes. Velvet ribbons, gold metal and wool are applied to the rig...
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1980s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Vintage Black Viscose & Silk Evening Gown Slip Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A fabulous vintage womens slip dress from the 90s by luxury French fashion designer, Christian Lacroix. In a black viscose and silk fabric which has beautiful drape, with spaghetti s...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Vintage High Waisted Abstract 1990s Silk Mini Pencil Skirt
By Christian Lacroix
Located in San Diego, CA
Wonderful vintage 90s CHRISTIAN LACROIX high waisted mini pencil skirt! Pale grey silk with vibrant colors of red, blue, yellow, orange, black and browns throughout. Hidden zipper up...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

DRIES VAN NOTEN x Christian LaCroix Spring 2020 Size 6 Blush Black Blouse
By Dries van Noten, Christian Lacroix
Located in San Francisco, CA
DRIES VAN NOTEN x Christian LaCroix Spring 2020 blouse comes in a blush mesh polyester with a front feather design featuring a sleeveless style and a back snap button closure. Exce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Lacroix

CHRISTIAN LACROIX tortoise CAT-EYE Sunglasses gradient brown Lenses CL5051
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Christian Lacroix CL5051 cat eye tortoise sunglasses in black, green and petrol acetate with brown gradient lenses. Have been worn and are in excellent condition. Come...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Lacroix

Spectacular Vintage Christian Lacroix Black Beaded Lizard Le Smoking Pant Suit
By Christian Lacroix
Located in San Diego, CA
Spectacular vintage 90s CHRISTIAN LACROIX wide leg black beaded +sequin pantsuit! Incredible tailored fitted blazer, with matching wide leg flared trousers. Three buttons up the fron...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Runway Silk Faille & Velvet Wrap Skirt, Fall-Winter 1992
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Geneva, CH
This Christian Lacroix asymetrical skirt will look equally great with a relaxed jumper or an evening top. Constructed in off-white silk faille, the piece sits high on the waist then ...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

Christian LaCroix Bold Multi-Abstract Stretch Form-Fitting Button Top
By Christian Lacroix
Located in New York, NY
Christian LaCroix wonderful whimsical bold multi-color multi-abstract stretch form-fitting button top is accented with soft ruffles along the neckline as well as the sleeve's ...
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1990s Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix fashion for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Christian Lacroix fashion. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of pink, red, purple and other tones. Most of the items here were designed during the 20th Century, but you can find examples that were created as recently as the 21st Century and Contemporary. Those interested in this designer might also find the work of André Courrèges, Yohji Yamamoto and Pierre Cardin appealing. On 1stDibs, discover Christian Lacroix fashion, vintage and haute couture from top boutiques around the world. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $57 and tops out at $18,200, while the average work can sell for $595.

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