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...Significance of Animal Print in Clothing The use of animal prints in fashion is markedly at odds with their natural function. Creatures such as tigers, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, and zebras have all evolved to bear markings that serve...
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...Christian Lacroix's Spring/Summer 1991 show took place in a decadent Parisian salon that featured a hot pink catwalk. This venue was the perfect fit for the maximalist, brightly colored womenswear collection that featured a mixture...
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...Christian Lacroix's Autumn/Winter 1996 show was presented at Paris Fashion Week. Models such as Nadège du Bospertus, Karen Mulder and Carla Bruni walked the runway wearing Lacroix's signature richly printed and textured garments in simple...
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...Christian Lacroix’s Autumn/Winter 1997 show for his eponymous brand was presented at at Le Carrousel de Louvre, Salle de Notre at Paris Fashion Week in March 1997. In true Lacroix style the collection featured a range of opulent fabrics...
...The Collection in Context Christian Lacroix showed this collection in January 1998 in Paris, and in interviews surrounding the presentation, he described the work as “maximalist to death” in a decade in which minimalism was a strong trend...
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...Christian Lacroix's Autumn/Winter 2001 show was presented at Paris Fashion Week. Asymmetric collars and hemlines were consistently displayed along with a vast array of pompoms, tassels, sequins, studs, and fringing. Brightly colored...
...History and Significance of Ball Gowns in Clothing The term “ball gown” refers to a piece of clothing traditionally worn to a ball or formal dance. As most formal occasions take place in the evening, ball gowns are considered to be a type...
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...Christian Lacroix's womenswear Autumn/Winter 1988 collection was shown at Paris Fashion Week. As usual for Lacroix, the collection emphasized femininity and elegance, with a mixture of twentieth century influences. The show began...
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...Christian Lacroix's Autumn/Winter 1989 womenswear collection was shown in Paris and featured a mix of plaid, striped, and polka-dot and print outerwear. As the show progressed Lacroix used more luxurious fabrics for outerwear such as velour...
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...Christian Lacroix's Spring/Summer 1989 womenswear show was presented at Paris Fashion Week. The show opened with beige wide-leg jumpsuits under a variety of coats in pastel colors. Western movies were evoked through embroidered maxi dresses...