- Textured dress
- Jacquard skirt, stretch banding with pleats, beading at waist, solid satin panel at side skirt, vent at back hem
- Hidden back zipper with hook and eye closure, fully lined in silk
- 40 inches in circumference at bust; 28 inches in circumference at waist; 44 inches from shoulder to hemline; Measurements were taken from a size 38
- Model's height is 5 feet 9 inches; bust 31 inches; waist 23 inches; hips 34 inches
49% wool, 41% silk and 10% polyester shell. 59% cotton and 41% viscose second shell. 55% wool and 45% silk third shell. 100% silk lining
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.