Christian Lacroix

In the early 80's Christian Lacroix was hailed as the new emerging designer of contemporary Haute Couture. And when he opened his own House in 1987 there was no doubt that his extravagant lavish and exotic 'larger than life' creations made the House of Lacroix the mecca for the new high society of the 1980's. Lacroix has no boundaries in his artistic interpretation to create fashion; fashions that have no limits in terms of expense and larger-than-life volumes and volumes of exquisite brocades and patchwork silks.

Lacroix designs the most impressive, unique and astounding ball gowns that one can only describe as 'masterpieces'. Reminiscent of royalty at the French Court at Versailles it's easy to see where Lacroix begets his inspiration. This authentic haute couture runway ensemble is no exception..

Christian Lacroix authentic Couture 4-piece ensemble from his 1992 Couture Collection "Jardin Extraordinaire", from Charles Trenet's song.

Comprised of 4 pieces:

  • dramatic overstated stiff black layered organza skirt embellished with netting and tightly stitched multiple layered short bias cut ruffles
  • sleeveless white organza blouse
  • overlaid with wide black jacquard boned silk corset bodice with back zipper closure
  • cropped fitted daffodil yellow shantung silk jacket with shawl collar; high single front bow closure; inverted dome back and long elegant bell French cuff sleeves enhanced by extending white organza cuffs matching the blouse

Also, included is the original Couture runway photo attached to Lacroix letterhead of the ensemble photographed on the runway.

Couture labels:
skirt 92113
blouse 92113
bustier 92114
jacket 92113

jkt: bust: to 32"; sleeve: 27" at longest point; front length: 15.5"; back length: 22"; shoulder: 14 1/4";

blouse: bust to 32"; length: 18"; waist: to 27";

bustier: bust: 32"; waist: 24"; length: approx. 11" at longest point;

skirt: waist: 24"; length: 60"+

Condition: excellent with no wear.

Acquisition price: $13,800 (U.S.)