christian lacroix

Spring 2006 Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Runway Embroidered Ivory Net Top

Christian LaCroix launched his Haute Couture house in 1987 after his 1986 collection for jean Patou made him a star. Many attribute him with making modern couture inspirational again when it was considered a dying art by many during this time period. When he did launched his own label his strong aesthetic took the world by storm. His collections were lavish affairs and his designs seemed to span the decades with their eccentric glamour pulled from multiple sources of inspiration. This top is from the Spring 2006 collection. On the runway it was shown with a more transparent lining. This version is a little easier to wear and it is absolutely gorgeous.

The workmanship on this top is absolutely exquisite. The top is entirely hand made as the parameters of Haute Couture define. I love the extensive embroidery that covers the exterior. The level of workmanship is extraordinary. The top is made from a layer of ivory silk netting over and inner silk. The netting is embroidered with the intricate pattern that completely covers the entire top. I love the mix of the ivory stitches and then the stark pops of white thread to highlight parts of the patter, The workmanship is extensive and the time it would have taken to create this piece is extraordinary. The top is sleeveless and has a scooped neckline. It is cut easy through the body and flares out as it nears the scalloped hem. The bow at the front is decorative and it has a more skimming cut them the fitted under the bust feel that you see on the runway. It is an absolute work of art and a stunning example of Haute Couture during this time period. Excellent condition

Backed in an ivory silk and closes down the back with a series of hidden, hand set snaps. Entirely made by hand and it appears to have been worn very little if at all. 

Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam

Waist: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 24" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# S978

Reference Photos/Video: Spring 2006 Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Runway Collection, Look 16. Model: Heather Marks.

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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