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Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

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 Pastel Green Long Tweed Jacket and Skirt Ensemble
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Christian Lacroix ensemble from the 1990s. Long equestrian style pastel green tweed with shades of pink, purple and yellow throughout. Oversized notched collar, crochet detail at cuf...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Lacroix Double Breasted Houndstooth Tweed Wool Suit and Skirt Ensemble
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage Christian Lacroix double breasted multi-colour(neon green, pink, black, white, blue and yellow) houndstooth tweed wool suit and skirt ensemble from Fall 1991 collection. ...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Lacroix Halter Jumpsuit with Drape circa 1990s
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a jumpsuit by Christian Lacroix c. 1990s. It features a halter neckline and the pants have drapes attached to them on the side to give the illusion of a dress. Empire waist...
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1990s Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Lacroix Damask 2 Piece Suit
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Damask 2 piece suit by Christian Lacroix Pink floral brocade pattern Holographic threading Pointed collar Button-front closure Gold-tone hardware with multicolor gems Two front...
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Late 20th Century French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

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 Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

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 Italian Contemporary Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Lacroix Skirt suit
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Capri, IT
Christian Lacroix Skirt suit Totally made in france in size 38 Gold tone bottons
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1980s French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

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 French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Lacroix Vintage Mini Skirt Jacket Suit Colorful Turquoise Floral Print
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Portland, OR
We love this bold, colorful Christian Lacroix floral print skirt suit in shades of turquoise, orange, purple, and green. This suit is such a versatile ensemble, as it can be worn no...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Documented Christian Lacroix 1994 Runway Black Velvet Skirt Suit W Red Velvet
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Portland, OR
This is a gorgeous vintage Christian Lacroix black patterned, textured velvet 2 piece skirt suit with contrast red velvet lapels with floral applique, green velvet ribbon and gold me...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian La Croix Vintage 1994 Deadstock Palazzo Pants Ensemble
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Chicago, IL
Wonderful La Croix ensemble that dates to 93/94 NWT 100% rayon The top closes with two mother of pearl buttons at the back of the neck Pants have set in waist in the back and elast...
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1990s North American Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

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 French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Lacroix Vintage Embroidered Denim Blazer and Cropped Pants Trousers
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN LACROIX vintage denim blazer and cropped pants trousers ensemble featuring a gorgeous embroidered floral design. Label reads CHRISTIAN LACROIX. Made in China. BLAZER fea...
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Early 2000s Chinese Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

F/W 1994 Christian Lacroix Silver Lace Black Sheer Pant Set
By Christian Lacroix, Christian Lacroix Paris
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a beautiful black and silver lace Christian Lacroix pant set. From the Fall/Winter 1994 collection, this incredible lace and tulle combination first appeared as...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

C.1990 Christian LaCroix Military Inspired Velvet Suit With Rhinestone Buttons
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Atlanta, GA
It's all in the details ... and the details of this Christian LaCroix suit are to die for! The heavy brown wool jacket is a double breasted military style with a large black velvet ...
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1980s French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Cocktail skirt-suit with quilted jacket and jewels buttons Christian Lacroix
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Cocktail skirt-suit with quilted jacket and jewels buttons. SIZE 38 ( M )
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Early 2000s French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Lacroix 2Pc Floral Jacquard and Fur Jacket Pant Suit Set, A/W 2001
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Thiensville, WI
Christian Lacroix Autumn / Winter 2001 two piece floral jacquard and fur jacket pant suit set. Jacket featured in runway look #21. Asymmetrical floral jacquard jacket / blazer. Large...
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Early 2000s French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Lacroix Pink Embroidered Silk Applique Skirt Suit 1990s
By Christian Lacroix
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Christian Lacroix hot pink and off white embroidered silk, circle applique skirt suit from the 1990s. The jacket closes at the front with circular cord buttons, the sleeves are appli...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Multicolor brocade and black lace skirt suit Christian Lacroix
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Multicolor Brocade and black lace skirt suit
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1990s Italian Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Lacroix Black Silk Suit
By Christian Lacroix
Located in New Hope, PA
A blend of silk and cotton, this suit has a cropped jacket with decorative stitching and a three button closure. The straight skirt has a center back zipper. Both pieces are fully li...
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Late 20th Century French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Lacroix 1990s 90s Asymmetrical Plaid Pastel Vintage Skirt Suit
By Christian Lacroix
Located in San Diego, CA
Amazing vintage CHRISTIAN LACROIX 1990s skirt suit! Asymmetrical oversized plaid, with contrasting plaid pockets on jacket. Three unique oversized carved buttons up the bodice. Round...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Mustard yellow Christian Lacroix work suit in freeze wool size 42
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Bilbao, ES
Mustard yellow Christian Lacroix work suit in freeze wool size 42Christian Lacroix summer polkadot spattern silk inside suit Reviving Paris couture, Lacroix used a flouncing, textu...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

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 French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

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 Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Lacroix Turquoise Linen Jewel Button Suit 1990s 12
By Christian Lacroix, Christian Lacroix Pret a Porter
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Christian Lacroix turquoise linen jewel button suit from the 1990s size 12. It's actually pretty close to Tiffany blue in colour. The short sleeve jacket has notched lapels and close...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Lacroix Vintage Red Mohair Wool Boucle Tweed Skirt Suit
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A chic vintage womens skirt suit from the 90s by luxury French fashion designer, Christian Lacroix. In a red and blue chunky mohair and wool tweed boucle fabric with statement button...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Lacroix Coral and Pink Wool Skirt Suit - 34
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This beautiful Christian Lacroix wool skirt suit has a bright pink and orange pattern. The skirt has some pleating and the jacket has 2 decorative pockets, 2 large gold buttons that ...
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1980s French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian La Croix Pink Label Vintage 1990s Crepe Pant Suit NWT
By Christian Lacroix Paris, Christian Lacroix
Located in Chicago, IL
Wonderful La Croix ensemble that dates to 93/94 NWT 100% rayon Top closes with two mop buttons at the back of the neck Pants has set in waist in back and elastic pockets Pants mea...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

1990s Christian Lacroix 2 Pc Skirt Suit
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Christian Lacroix Purple, Black and White Print 2 Pc Skirt Suit. Measurements: (laid flat) Jacket ( Back ) Neck to bottom hem - 21 1/2 in. Side seam ; Armpit to hem - 13 1/2 in. S...
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Lacroix Vintage Lacerated Poster Pop Art Blazer and Pant Suit
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN LACROIX vintage rare colourful Pop Art blazer and pant suit featuring a stunning lacerated retro poster print all over in vibrant colors. Label reads BAZAR de CHRISTIAN LA...
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20th Century French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Lacroix Bazar Suit Jacket + Skirt 2pc Set Cashmere Wool Vintage
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Preowned vintage Christian Lacroix Bazar cashmere wool blend suit, Jacket + Skirt 2pc set, likely made in the 2000s. Celery hued wool cashmere blend, with lovely eyelet detailing at...
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Early 2000s French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

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 French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Vintage Christian LaCroix 2pc metallic brocade jacket and skirt 1980s
By Christian Lacroix
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Christian LaCroix 2pc metallic brocade jacket and skirt 1980s...Yellow and silver brocade, the jacket is loose fitting with 3/4 length sleeves that have a vent at the cuff......
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1990s French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Lacroix Vintage Cocktail Ensemble
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN LACROIX vintage cocktail ensemble featuring a blue satin lace overlay bustier and a black organza puffball skirt. BUSTIER features : - Blue satin with black lace overlay. ...
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20th Century French Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Lacroix suits, outfits and ensembles for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Christian Lacroix suits, outfits and ensembles. 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 blue, pink, red 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 André Courrèges, Emanuel Ungaro and Claude Montana appealing. On 1stDibs, find Christian Lacroix, vintage and designer suits, outfits and ensembles from top boutiques around the world. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at US$337 and tops out at US$2,800, while the average work can sell for US$832. Christian Lacroix suits, outfits and ensembles prices can vary depending upon time period and other attributes.
Questions About Christian Lacroix Suits, Outfits and Ensembles
  • 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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