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Christian Lacroix Coats and Outerwear

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
1990s Christian Lacroix Chartreuse Faux Fur Coat
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1990s gorgeous chartreuse faux fur coat by Christian Lacroix. Swing style with short scarf that is attached to the collar. Hidden buttons up centre front and vertical slit pockets. B...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Coats and Outerwear

Christian Lacroix Embroidered Multicoloured Floral Prints Clutch Coat
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage Christian Lacroix embroidered multicolour floral prints clutch coat from Fall 1991 collection. - Featuring stand collar, long sleeves, two side pockets and black quilte...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Coats and Outerwear

Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Mohair Coat w/Fox Fur Trim
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Studio City, 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 French Christian Lacroix Coats and Outerwear

A Christian Lacroix Plaid Wool Jacket Circa 1990
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1990 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 French Christian Lacroix Coats and Outerwear

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 French Christian Lacroix Coats and Outerwear

Christian Lacroix Vintage Metallic Red Taffeta Rhinestone Origami Jacket, 1990s
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Sparks, NV
Incredible vintage metallic red jacket by Christian Lacroix with a unique "origami" avant garde cut and large rhinestone embellished buttons. Fully lined with front button closure. S...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Coats and Outerwear

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 French Christian Lacroix Coats and Outerwear

1990s Christian Lacroix Royal Cerulean Blue Velvet Vintage 90s Blazer Jacket 40
By Christian Lacroix
Located in San Diego, CA
This 1990s CHRISTIAN LACROIX royal / cerulean blue velvet jacket adds a pop of color to any outfit! Smart tailored fit. Three large matte gold heart etched buttons up the front, and ...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Coats and Outerwear

Christian La Croix Vintage 1990s Pink Label Fishtail Maxi Coat
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Chicago, IL
Stunning early 90s Christian La Croix maxi coat Pale tweed with pink and black floral lace overlay on yoke and sleeves Fabric covered buttons down the front and on the sleeves Fis...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Coats and Outerwear

Christian Lacroix Beaded Coat
By Christian Lacroix
Located in New Hope, PA
Black wool flecked with red, drapes beautifully in this coat or coat/dress from Christian Lacroix. Traditional notched lapels are draped to the left side, and close with a rhinestone...
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Late 20th Century French Christian Lacroix Coats and Outerwear

Christian LaCroix Bold Whimsical Multi-Color "History of LaCroix" Silk Scarf
By Christian Lacroix
Located in New York, NY
Christian LaCroix wonderfully bold and whimsical multi-color "History of LaCroix" silk jacquard scarf measures 26 inches by 27 inches, finished with hand-rolled edges. Origina...
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1990s Italian Christian Lacroix Coats and Outerwear

Christian LaCroix Multi-Color Bold Abstract Florals Silk Jacquard Scarf
By Christian Lacroix
Located in New York, NY
Christian LaCroix wonderful multi-color bold abstract florals silk jacquard scarf measures 26 inches by 27 inches, with hand-rolled edges. Original tags attached and Made in It...
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Early 2000s Italian Christian Lacroix Coats and Outerwear

Christian Lacroix Faux Tiger Print and Lace Trench Coat
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Christian Lacroix for Bazar Tiger print coat with fantastic wide lapels with black lace trim along the pockets and lapel. Made in France Size: 44 Measurements: 36 inches long top ...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Coats and Outerwear

Christian Lacroix Black Velvet Colours Houndstooth Tweed Oversized Long Coat
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage Christian Lacroix black velvet combined with colours(pink, green, blue, white, black) houndstooth tweed oversized long coat from fall 1991 collection. - Featuring a bla...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Coats and Outerwear

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1990s Christian Lacroix Peach Striped Skirt Suit
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1990s Christian Lacroix peach striped skirt suit with cross stitch embellishments on the lapels, front and pockets as well as across the back of the shoulders. The peach striped fabr...
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1990s Christian Lacroix Brown Plaid Jacket with Blue Floral Appliques
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Toronto, Ontario
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Early 2000s Louis Vuitton Silk Stripe Double Breasted Coat
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Incredibly stunning Louis Vuitton double breasted coat from the early 2000s. Lucious silk and grosgrain tan, bronze, black and grey horizontal stripes with a Peter Pan collar and bra...
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1970s Roberta di Camerino Brown Wool Herringbone Coat
By Roberto Di Camerino
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Chic and understated brown and cream wool herringbone Roberta di Camerino bathrobe inspired coat. Made to fit slightly oversized with a drop waist tie belt. Large horizontal belt loo...
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2000's Etro Burgundy Suede & Paisley Coat With Stencilled Fur
By Etro
Located in Toronto, Ontario
2000's Etro long coat. Burgundy suede with matching patent leather trim on the pockets cuffs and side seams on front and back. Show stopping detail is the faux stencilled fur notched...
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1960s Hong Kong Made Bronze and Gold Brocade Coat
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Beautiful bronze and gold brocade coat from the 1960s. The label says, "made in the Crown Colony of Hong Kong", but otherwise there is no designer label. The brocade is a beautiful s...
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1970s Courreges Camel Car Coat with Hood
By Courrèges
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Very chic Courreges car style coat from the 1970s. Coat features long sleeve with elastic at cuffs, Mandarin collar, a removable oversized hood, toggle style button loops with round ...
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1960's Tiktiner Tan and Green Double Sided Wool Coat
By Tiktiner
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Tan woven wool single breasted day coat from the 1960's double sided with a striking kelly green felted wool collar and interior. Over sized horn buttons suggest the look of today. I...
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1990S Christian Lacroix Black Linen Double Breasted Jacket with Flower
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1990s Christian Lacroix double breasted linen blazer. Features large gold tone metal buttons, oversized notched collar and large patch pockets. Yellow and red appliqué flower on righ...
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1990s Christian Lacroix Tweed Suit With Embroidery
By Christian Lacroix, Christian Lacroix Paris
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1990s Christian Lacroix tweed skirt suit with pastel floral embroidery. The long jacket is flattering and hugs the body with U shaped pockets on the hips and smaller pockets at the b...
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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 French Christian Lacroix Coats and Outerwear

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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Christian Lacroix coats and outerwear for sale on 1stDibs

Find an extraordinary range of Christian Lacroix coats and outerwear available on 1stDibs. 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 red, blue, pink 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. Customers interested in this designer might also find the work of Romeo Gigli, Thierry Mugler and Claude Montana appealing. Find Christian Lacroix coats and outerwear from top boutiques around the world on 1stDibs, vintage and haute couture. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $115 and tops out at $2,350, while the average work can sell for $817.
Questions About Christian Lacroix Coats and Outerwear
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Christian Lacroix is a French fashion designer who started a fashion house under his name in 1987. Though it eventually folded in 2009, Lacroix’s imaginative and insouciant designs, particularly from the 1980s and 1990s, are highly sought after by collectors today. On 1stDibs, find a collection of expertly-vetted Christian Lacroix garments from some of the world’s top sellers.

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