christian lacroix

Gorgeous Resort 1993 Christian Lacroix Crisp Cotton Floral Print Halter Dress w Pouf Back Skirt

Christian LaCroix launched his Haute Couture house in 1987 and was an instant success on the worldwide stage. A ready-to-wear line soon followed along with perfumes and menswear. His collections are always exotic, lavish affairs and his designs seemed to span the decades with their eccentric glamour pulled from multiple sources of inspiration. This dress is from the Cruise collection for 1993 and it in perfect condition. I don't think it was even ever worn.

This dress is so simple in some ways yet so dramatic and glamorous in others. It is that perfect combination of a pretty piece that you can wear all the time but it still has that Lacroix signature feel. The fabric is a crisp cotton printed with a bright floral print. This print is set on a black base and the strong colours pop against that beautifully. The bodice is structured and has an inner stiffened lining that helps at hold that shape along with light boning as well. It curves around you at the front with straps that extend out and hook behind the neck. The seaming is vertical and curves around at the sides. The skirt falls below that. The very front of the skirt is cut a little more sleek and simple and then it is gathered with different tiers that wrap around to the back. At the back there are three layers to the skirt and each one sits on top of the other to create that Lacroix signature back pouf bustle effect. I absolutely love that back drama of the skirt. Above that the back is scooped low to leave a bare expanse of skin and I am obsessed with the little bow that hides where it hooks behind the neck. It is the perfect Lacroix finish. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition

The bodice is lined and the skirt is unlined. It closes with a back zipper. Inner stiffening and light boning through the bodice for structure. The strap hooks and snaps to close behind the neck. Tagged a 40

Bust: to 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Length: approx 34.5" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD4400

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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