The name Christian Lacroix has long been synonymous with cutting-edge couture. The French designer’s childhood fascination with opulent historical fashions is reflected in the extravagantly jeweled creations he began showcasing in his Paris design house, launched in 1987. Hand-sewn details, riotous pattern mixes and modern interpretations of folkloric influences define Lacroix’s unforgettable wedding dresses, shoes, and other designs, which are always a step or two ahead of the crowd. (For example, Lacroix was first designer to unveil the pouf skirt, which has since made numerous returns to the runway.) In recent years Christian Lacroix has partnered with Avon to create fragrances like the popular Rouge perfume for women and Noir for men. In 2011, he collaborated with the Spanish clothing line Desigual — bringing joy to the many fashionistas who can't quite afford his pricier creations.
Oversized bracelets and sporty chronographs, borrowed from him.
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Our favorite new arm-party addition this season? A bold, gold watch. Embrace the trend with the beauties in this something-for-everyone sale: Take your pick of yellow gold, rose gold or mixed metals in all different styles, from oversized and menswear-inspired, to refined and totally feminine. All that glitters, indeed!