Fashion and Costume Books

Baudot, Francois: Fashion Memoir - Christian Lacroix (14879)

Thames & Hudson 1st 1996
8vo, black bds with gold device to front bd + gold titling to spine, neat handwritten prev. owner's name to fep, very slight dulling to d/w o/w VG++/VG++ 390 gms
(Order reference 14879).

Youngest of the great coutouriers, reluctant hero of the glamourous world of fashion, Christian Lacroix was the star that the 1980s was waiting for, bringing new life to the sleeping world of haute couture. In founding his own house and launching his startling luxurious and wonderfully elegant collections. Lacroix turned all accepted wisdom on its head. Time has vindicated this shy man in love with the theatre, with literature and tradition. He is a designer whose nature is profoundly that of an artist, nourished on culture and the 'remembrance of things past' that runs like a thread through even the simplest of his dresses.

With 48 illustrations, 42 in colour.