The Lacroix Effect

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  1. dior_couture1245

    dior_couture1245 Fat Karl

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    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:
    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
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    Marc Jacobs Fall/ Winter 2009
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    Dolce & Gabbana Spring/ Summer 2009
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    (style.com/ elle.com)
     
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    dior_couture1245 Fat Karl

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    Lanvin Spring/ Summer 2009
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    Miu Miu Spring/ Summer 2008
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    D&G Fall/ Winter 2009
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    (style.com)
     
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    dior_couture1245 Fat Karl

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    Erdem Fall/ Winter 2009
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    Nina Ricci Spring/ Summer 2009
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    Valentino RTW Spring/ Summer 2009
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    (style.com)
     
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  4. dior_couture1245

    dior_couture1245 Fat Karl

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    Louis Vuitton Fall/ Winter 2009
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    Peter Som Fall/ Winter 2009
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    Dries van Noten Fall/ Winter 2008
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    (style.com)
     
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    dior_couture1245 Fat Karl

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    Bottega Veneta Fall/ Winter 2008
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    Prada Resort 2010
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    Prada Pre-Fall 2009
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    (style.com)
     
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    dior_couture1245 Fat Karl

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    Miu Miu Pre-Fall 2009
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    Miu Miu Fall/ Winter 2009
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    Proenza Schouler Fall/ Winter 2008
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    (style.com)
     
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    dior_couture1245 Fat Karl

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    Roksanda Ilincic Fall/ Winter 2009
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    Aquascutum Fall/ Winter 2009
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    Aquascutum Spring/ Summer 2009
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    dior_couture1245 Fat Karl

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    Marios Schwab Fall/ Winter 2009
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    Mary Katrantzou Fall/ Winter 2009
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    Richard Nicoll Spring/ Summer 2009
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    dior_couture1245 Fat Karl

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    Richard Nicoll Fall/ Winter 2009
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    (style.com)
     
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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!!!! :D
     
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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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    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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  15. j'adore_couture

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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!
     
  16. closetbug

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    Compiling a thread like this with so much Lacroix influence in so many designer works is amazing. A great shout out to a great name in fashion indeed.
     
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    ahhh... i love this the opulence of the fabrics, it seems so luxious to me
     

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