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10-06-2009
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The Lacroix Effect
Poufs, bright florals, whimsy, clashing prints, 18th-century drama, pop-art colors...it's all Lacroix to me.

While reading through the thread regarding Lacroix filing for bankruptcy, user mikeijames wrote:
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finally, let's not forget, fashion has eaten it's own this season. NEVER EVER has there been a more lacroix season than fall/winter 2009-10! we see everyone from marc jacobs doing lacroix to peter som to dolce and gabbanna to estaban cortazar to peter dundas. it's a shame that everyone else has found away to make the lacroix look accessible except the man himself.
And that got me thinking. The more I thought about it, the more I could recall Lacroix's influence going beyond the Fall/ Winter 2009 season.

Here are some examples of designs that all posses that Lacroix spirit.

Balenciaga Spring/ Summer 2008

Marc Jacobs Fall/ Winter 2009

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/ Summer 2009

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Lanvin Spring/ Summer 2009

Miu Miu Spring/ Summer 2008

D&G Fall/ Winter 2009

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Erdem Fall/ Winter 2009

Nina Ricci Spring/ Summer 2009

Valentino RTW Spring/ Summer 2009

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Louis Vuitton Fall/ Winter 2009

Peter Som Fall/ Winter 2009

Dries van Noten Fall/ Winter 2008

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Bottega Veneta Fall/ Winter 2008

Prada Resort 2010

Prada Pre-Fall 2009

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Miu Miu Pre-Fall 2009

Miu Miu Fall/ Winter 2009

Proenza Schouler Fall/ Winter 2008

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Roksanda Ilincic Fall/ Winter 2009

Aquascutum Fall/ Winter 2009

Aquascutum Spring/ Summer 2009

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Marios Schwab Fall/ Winter 2009

Mary Katrantzou Fall/ Winter 2009

Richard Nicoll Spring/ Summer 2009

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Richard Nicoll Fall/ Winter 2009

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^ bright florals or 18th-century drama means Lacroix ???
WOW...he definitely will grin smugly to awake when he got a nightmare..

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The message is.....Quit your job and go work for Lacroix!!!!

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A bit far fetched if you have such easy criteria...

You can relate one of those words you named with probably one or two outfits in pretty much every collection made. There is enough 18th century drama and florals to make the world go round and highly likely there would be even without Lacroix

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I remember Erdem being very Lacroix, and style.com put his collection in their top 10.
I was just watching that Marc Jacobs show yesterday and thought how Lacroix that black and white dress was.

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A bit far fetched if you have such easy criteria...

You can relate one of those words you named with probably one or two outfits in pretty much every collection made. There is enough 18th century drama and florals to make the world go round and highly likely there would be even without Lacroix
Certainly fashion has more than its fair share of floral prints and historical references, and I'm not saying every time a designer uses a floral print, they're copying Lacroix...but...when Lacroix has literally been working the same themes (poufs, bright florals, 18th century drama, loud/clashing prints, etc) so perfectly for the last 22 years, they do sort of become his. It's no different, really, than Chanel's tweed suits, pearls and camellias.

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I think Lacroix definately was part of these fashion "trends" and helped distribute them, but fashion isn't exactly original. These patterns appear over and over again because our perception of aethetics hasn't changed much through the years and there's only so much designers can do to add novelty to their collections...
But I do think Christian Lacroix is phenomenal!

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