Christian Lacroix

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Christian Lacroix. Photo: AFP

When PR hound and fashion victim Edina Monsoon, the character from British comedy and fashion-world parody Absolutely Fabulous, famously said - "It's Lacroix, sweetie, Lacroix!" - nobody knew it would ring so true 20 years on.

Monday, 22 April, 2013, 9:58am

Room at the pop

Italian-Japanese fashion visionary Nicola Formichetti has brought his New York pop-up store, Nicola's, and his Nicopanda collection to Lane Crawford at the IFC Mall, and will celebrate its launch at an event tonight at the store's space, designed by architect Mark Gage, which features more than 100 futuristic Nicopanda figures.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Haute Hotels

Hotel Bellechasse & Hotel Petit du Moulin, Paris

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Talk of the Catwalk

Duckie Brown


'The shoulder of a jacket is always the starting point for every collection and then we work from there. Each collection begins where the last one left off. Everything around us inspires us: the people we know, the places we go and the people who buy Duckie Brown.'


14 Sep 2007 - 12:00am


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Who started it?

Emilio Pucci, the Marquis of Barsento, was born in 1914 to one of Florence's oldest families. He spent two years at Milan University, during which he became a member of the Italian Olympic skiing team.

28 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Aligned with the stars

CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENT can be a tricky business. It's a challenge faced daily by fledging British designer Matthew Williamson. Although his name has been linked to the likes of Jade Jagger and Kate Moss, both of whom appeared in his first catwalk show in 1997, the 33-year-old wants to refocus attention on what made his name in the first place: his designs.

5 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

L'Hotel du Petit Moulin

Where is it? On a quiet corner in the artsy old quarter of Le Marais, Paris, a few steps from the neighbour-hood's bars, cafes, art galleries and shops, the pretty Place des Vosges and the Picasso and Carnavalet museums, the latter illustrating the history of Paris.

22 May 2005 - 12:00am

Style guru

Be a pop star in this season's funky patterns, cartoon prints and colours so bold your cat won't recognise you. If all-out Andy Warhol isn't your thing, as seen at Christian Lacroix (pictured), then pick up accessories with a pop flavour - a pair of super-sized sunglasses, a lip-shaped belt buckle, pom-pom details, or a Roy Lichtenstein-inspired purse.

31 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Dirty Denim

While the majority of designers are hedging their bets that denim is going to be big news next season, Calvin Klein has taken that most casual of clothing to another level. Next month the American designer will launch his Dirty Denim collection - which, as the name implies, has been specially treated to look worn, frayed and slightly fatigued.

21 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Fashion People

Hot buys: It was a sweltering Thursday evening, and guess what people were buying at the new Vivienne Westwood in-store boutique in Seibu, Pacific Place? Black wool coats with thick, faux fur trim. Priced at $9,650, the mid-length coats were snapped up on the first day. Also popular were skinny T-shirts printed with what looked like scattered Smarties, which sold for $1,950 a pop.

5 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Relaxed episode in designer's career

Despite what you read in the papers (other papers, that is), fashion designers are not an airy-fairy breed of anguished creators. Students tend to believe the more outrageous their catwalk shows, the more likely their chances of work.

5 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Christian values at half the price

NOT everyone can slip into skinny satin lime-green jeans and look good - although they have a better chance if the pencil-thin shiny pants are made by Christian Lacroix.

26 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Hats off to Lacroix

THE roses that had been left on every chair in the gilded ballroom of the Grand Hotel were ceremoniously tossed towards the catwalk when Christian Lacroix emerged from backstage to take his bow, wiping away a tear.

30 Jan 1995 - 12:00am


Christian Lacroix fans with the taste but not the money for the French designer's couture creations can take heart: his long-awaited Bazaar line finally comes to Hong Kong this season, with a separate boutique to be opened next year.

2 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

For the totally confident

THE model at the Hong Kong launch of Christian Lacroix's Spring-Summer '94 ready-to-wear collection looked a little uncertain as she stepped out in a boldly striped calf-length tube dress, floral jacket and opaque patterned hose.

2 Mar 1994 - 12:00am