CHRISTIAN LACROIX MAISON
Sacha Walckhoff - Creative Director
In April 1987, a new Fashion House was founded in the heart of Paris. The House of Christian Lacroix was created by Arlesian couturier Christian Lacroix and press agent Jean-Jacques Picart, with support from Bernard Arnault. Word quickly spread throughout Paris and Christian Lacroix’s name was on everyone’s lips.
The following 26 July, Christian Lacroix unveiled his first Haute Couture collection for Autumn-Winter 1987. This first collection was a radiant, opulent, virtuosic homage to the couturier’s roots; each look was infused with Mediterranean influences. He highlighted southern France’s beauty, from the Camargue to Provence, in this 60-piece collection.
Throughout the 1990s, the brand continued to grow, diversifying its portfolio with household linen, tableware and more. This diversification continued to pick up speed in the following decade.
Nowadays, combining the Christian Lacroix brand’s excellence with exceptionally-skilled collaborators, the House’s Studio expresses its talent by creating varied and unexpected collections in men’s fashion, accessories and lifestyle such as fabrics, wallpapers, cushions, rugs, tableware, candles and stationery. Christian Lacroix products are now sold in more than 5,000 retail locations around the world.