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Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

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.

Find a range of vintage Christian Lacroix clothing, jewelry and accessories on 1stDibs.

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Designer: 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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Italian Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

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 French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

Christian Lacroix for Bazar Black Strech Lace & Knit Long Dress, Paris Size 4
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A vintage beauty by Christain Lacroix for his Bazar label. The dress fits like a glove. Bias lace knit with solid black knit that higs the body. The lace is slightly see through and ...
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Early 2000s French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

1990s Christian Lacroix Leopard Cheetah Animal Print Size 8 Vintage 90s Dress
By Christian Lacroix, Christian Lacroix Paris
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic 90s CHRISTIAN LACROIX leopard animal print rayon dress ! Features tribal print at hem in red, pink and brown. Hidden zipper up the back with hook-and-eye closure. Great belted o...
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1990s Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

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 French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

1990s Christian Lacroix Black Stretch Sheer Mesh Blue Embroidered Maxi Dress
By Christian Lacroix, Christian Lacroix Paris
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: an incredible blue and black Christain Lacroix gown. From the 1990s, this fabulous dress is constructed of black mesh lace and features an abstract floral embro...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

1980s Christian Lacroix Vintage White Linen Damask Dress With Original Tag
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Portland, OR
This is a fabulous summer dress from Christian Lacroix from the 1980's in white linen. Though labeled a French size 38, this dress is oversized and almost a one size fits all. This w...
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1980s French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

1990s Christian Lacroix Avant Garde Size 36 2 /4 Vintage Black 90s Skater Dress
By Christian Lacroix, Christian Lacroix Paris
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 French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

Christian Lacroix vintage 1990s black French Chantilly lace silk long dress
By Christian Lacroix, Christian Lacroix Paris
Located in Antwerp, BE
CHRISTIAN LACROIX PARIS. Made in France. French size 38 100% Silk. Please use the measurements that are taken flat Underdress: Bust 17inch/43cm(x2) - Waist 16,5inch/42cm(x2) - Hip 19...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

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 French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

Christian Lacroix Vintage Corset Print Maxi Lace Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN LACROIX vintage multicolor lace tank maxi dress featuring a corset print at front with CHRISTIAN LACROIX signature. Slips on. Has stretch. Label reads BAZAR de CHRISTIAN...
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20th Century French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

S/S 1998 Christian Lacroix Blue Floral Brocade Cotton Silk Pant Blouse Set
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a bold floral pant set designed by Christian Lacroix for his Spring/Summer 1998 collection. The blouse features asymmetric straps for a modern contrast to the c...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

Vintage Christian Lacroix Black and White Fit n' Flare Strapless Button Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in San Diego, CA
Sensational 1990s vintage CHRISTIAN LACROIX Couture black and white dress! Features a black silk and cotton netting throughout. Five oversized mock buttons up the front. Built in int...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

1990s Christian Lacroix Silk Chiffon + Chantilly Lace Ruffle Vintage 90s Gown
By Christian Lacroix
Located in San Diego, CA
Incredible vintage ( late 90s ) CHRISTIAN LACROIX silk chiffon + Chantilly lace spaghetti strap gown / maxi dress ! Features an invory backdrop with vibrant colors of hot pink, green...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

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 French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

Christian Lacroix 1990s Black Gold Accent Pocket Front Maxi Wrap Dress Gown
By Christian Lacroix
Located in San Francisco, CA
Christian Lacroix vintage black full length wrap dress with gold embellishment at one strap. Fastens closed at other strap and wraps with belt and snap at waist. Patch pockets at fr...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

S/S 2000 Christian Lacroix Abstract Multicolor Print Panel Dress Runway
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a colorful multi-print Christian Lacroix dress. From the Spring/Summer 2000 collection, this dress debuted on the season's runway as part of look 11. Featuring ...
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Early 2000s French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

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 French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

Christian Lacroix Vintage silk matelasse off shoulder dress with rhinestones
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage late 90s Christian Lacroix Navy blue silk matelasse off shoulder dress with rhinestones. Perfect for summer cocktail dress. Bust: 34"-36"/ Waist: 24" - 28" (stretch) Hip: 36...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

Christian Lacroix Vintage 2000s Party Dress Lime Green Sleeveless Y2K Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Size: Marked EU 36 which equates to a UK 8/ US 4. Please check the measurements. Bust - 32” / 81cm Waist - 28” / 71cm Hips - 36” / 91cm Length (Bust to Hem) - 30” / 76cm A stunning ...
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Early 2000s French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

1990s Christian Lacroix Black Knit Maxi Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Beautiful 90s Christian Lacroix Black Knit Dress. Ruffle cap sleeves. Dress is lined in nude color. Fit size 4/6/8 Bust 34 - 36 inch * small pulled ( see picture)
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Early 2000s French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

A Christian Lacroix Couture Silk and Lace Cocktail dress Circa 1995/2000
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1995/2000 France Beautiful cocktail dress for an event in silk and lace by Christian Lacroix dating from the late 1990s. Fitted dress with a bottom in white wild silk covered...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

A Christian Lacroix Dress in Printed Velvet Circa 1991/2000
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1991/2000 France Beautiful skin-tight dress by Christian Lacroix in printed velvet dating from the 1990s. Iridescent stretch elasthane velvet with golden patterns on a black b...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

Christian Lacroix Vintage Trompe L'Oeil Print Sleeveless Turtleneck Dress Size M
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN LACROIX vintage trompe l'œil bustier, jewels and lace print sleeveless turtleneck dress. The front bottom is made of gold lame with a lace pattern (see photo 11). The back...
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20th Century French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

Christian Lacroix 1980s Beaded Silk Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Water Mill, NY
A beautiful black silk cocktail dress from Christian Lacroix with elaborate beading and sequins in magenta, rose, silver and red. The pointed bodice has beaded spaghetti straps and i...
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1980s French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

Vintage CHRISTIAN LACROIX Silk Soutache Lace Ecru Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CHRISTIAN LACROIX Silk Soutache Lace Ecru Dress Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust, waist and hips: Shoulder: 14.17 inches (36 cm) Bust: 17.32 inches (44 cm) ...
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20th Century French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

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 Day Dresses

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 French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

Christian Lacroix Floral Mini Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Multicolor floral mini dress by Christian Lacroix Floral graphic print Spaghetti strap Zip side with hook and eye closure 100% silk Made in France Condition: Excellent condition, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

Bazaar Christian LaCroix Lavander Knit Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Rock a crochet look with our knit dress from Christian LaCroix's Bazaar line! Made of a soft, intricately woven lavender striped knit with open weaving along the bust line and straps...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

1993 Christian Lacroix Vintage Midnight Blue Dress W/ White Soutache Embroidery
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Portland, OR
This is a stunning vintage Christian Lacroix sleeveless dress in a rich denim or midnight blue linen rayon blend. The dress has gorgeous white soutache style embroidery and two funct...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

1990s Christian Lacroix Red and Black Strapless Cocktail Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
1990s Christian Lacroix red and black chantily lace strapless cocktail dress. Size: XS Bust: 32" / Waist: 26" Hip: 34" Length: 26" ***All Sales if Final.
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

Christian Lacroix Yellow Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in PARIS, FR
Good condition, shows some signs of use and wear but nothing visible Cotton made yellow dress with ruffles with a zip closure in the back Size : FR38 Height 100 cm / 39 " Width 40 c...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

Rare Christian Lacroix multi-colored "Hearts" Holiday suit
By Christian Lacroix
Located in New York, NY
This rare whimsical Christian Lacroix multi-colored, multi-patterned cotton poplin suit has colors of fuchsia, purple, white and reds accented with "Hearts" printed patterns a...
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1980s French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

Christian Lacroix Vintage Lace-up Printed Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in London, GB
This opulent printed Christian Lacroix Vintage mid-length dress is perfect for summer soirées. Featuring crossover straps to the front, a cute sweetheart neckline and a corset-style ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Christian Lacroix Day Dresses

Christian Lacroix day dresses for sale on 1stDibs

Find an extraordinary range of authentic day dresses by Christian Lacroix 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 purple, 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. Those interested in this designer might also find the work of Norman Norell, Herve Léger and Claude Montana appealing. On 1stDibs, find designer, vintage and haute couture Christian Lacroix day dresses from top boutiques around the world. The price for these items starts at $270 on 1stDibs and tops out at $2,250, while the average work can sell for $1,288.
Questions About Christian Lacroix Day Dresses
  • 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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