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Christian LaCroix Custom Floor Standing Store / Runway Sculptures

$2,800per set

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A pair of bent and enameled tubular steel display stands made expressly for fashion designer, Christian Lacroix, each comprising three individual components: a solid, round base, an upright, and a top sculpted as LaCroix's cursive 'CL' logo. We were told that these were used at one of his runway shows but it seems more likely to us that they were used for window or retail display. In any case, they're wonderfully lyrical and inherently modern freestanding sculptures – serendipitously, the LaCroix logo looks like an abstract rendering of a painter's palette. They could also be used as a scarf or hat rack, or to display other light accessories in your wardrobe. We can't imagine there are many (if any others) of these around; perfect if you're inclined toward the unique and/or appreciate fashion design history. Cream-colored enamel is original and shows both age and wear which we happen to like, but since they disassemble, they can be easily repainted to order. Please contact us for details. Diameter of base = 8.75 inches. Width of logo = 18 inches.

Details

  • Creator
    Christian Lacroix (Fashion House)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 65 in (165.1 cm)Width: 18 in (45.72 cm)Depth: 8.75 in (22.23 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Steel,Enameled,Molded
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1990s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Very good overall with age and wear to uprights and logos. Bases show greater age, wear and surface rust and are beginning to peel in spots. No structural damages. Please inquire for custom repainting options.
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU88262984312

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About the Fashion House

Christian Lacroix

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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