christian lacroix

Fall 1992 Christian Lacroix Elaborate Gold & Silk Corset Top & Skirt

This Christian Lacroix set perfectly showcases his mastery in combining fabric and textures. Every element used has a depth and texture to it separate from the others and yet it all works perfectly together. The best example we could find form the runway displays the same colorway and silks used on this set from the Fall 1992 runway giving us the collection date for this piece.

Everything starts with the fabric choices for Lacroix and what fabric choices he made! The corset and the long skirt are both made of a rich copper gold metallic fabric that has black silk medallions scattered over its surface. Each of these medallions is held in place by over stitching in what looks to be a velvet chenille type thread. This gives it a antiqued feel as well as dimension and texture. Mixed in with that and used as a way to highlight the curves other piece are silk chiffon panels. The colors flow into each other in a beautiful mix. The corset bodice is made of two layers with the inner layer being the more fitted and boned inner structure. Iver this is a second bodice that curves and flares as you see. The skirt flows to the ground, hugging the hips and then flaring outwards  as it nears the hem. The front is scooped and gathered and is longer at the back. Excellent condition.

Both pieces and each layer of the corset are fully lined black with a gold silk satin lining. The bodice is boned and structured. The top closes with a side set zipper on the interior part of it and hook and eye on the outer layer. The skirt closes with back zipper. Both pieces are tagged a 42

Inner bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Outer Length: 21" from shoulder to hem

Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: approx 35" from waist to shortest point of hem at the front, 45" to longest point at the back hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD3135

Reference Photo: F/W 1992 Haute Couture Christian Lacroix Runway Collection.

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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