Since the creation of the fashion house in 1987 by LVMH, Christian Lacroix, its then Artistic Director, lays the foundation for a colorful and exuberant baroque unique style, rooted in his birthplace of the city of Arles. Its Hispanic inspirations, colors, innovative forms borrowed from theatrical make a sensation and are a breath of freshness in the fashion circles. Quickly, his creations, like the skirt “poof” are carried by the biggest international stars, including Madonna, Julianne Moore or Uma Thurman. Collections are presented around the world and the most influential writers of fashion support them.
The house took off with the first collections of ready-to-wear in 1988, which included the codes and inspirations of Haute Couture, and with the launch of perfumes and accessories. Store openings followed and fueled the brand's development and international influence. Successive lines of more contemporary ready -to-wear, Bazar and Christian Lacroix Jeans, were driven by an approach of more daily collections with the launch of perfumes in harmony with these collections.
Today, under a new artistic direction since 2010, the Christian Lacroix brand is sold in more than 5500 selective outlets worldwide, with collections of products as varied as men’s ready-to-wear, which is developing with success and with a strong identity, and diversified collections of products such as leather goods, watches, jewelry, sunglasses, scarves, ties and fragrance. In the world of home decor with collections of upholstery fabric, wallpapers, cushions, rugs, porcelain tableware, notebooks and scented candles.
The Christian Lacroix brand subsists through timeless values. The result is a fabulously richly entwined universe, which can be continually reinterpreted, re-mixed and illuminated. The Christian Lacroix brand is fundamentally contemporary and dynamic. A complete representation of the complete universe of products of the Christian Lacroix brand can be found in the store “mix and match” Place Saint Sulpice in Paris.