Sunday, July 09, 2006

Christian Lacroix Fall 2006 Couture

A very unusual coat silhouette in an unusual color for Lacroix.

A luxe anorak with fur sleeve insets.

An elegantly slim, beautifully beaded coat with a lovely dress underneath. The pattern on the dress looks almost like a discharge technique on velvet, corduroy or some napped fabric.

Lacroix's take on the Oriental influence in the air this season. You can see the details of the fabulous embroidery below.

A wonderful quilted coat. You can see the amazing quilting on transparent fabric below. The quilted collar is gold, as is all the quilting, and the batting shows through. The sleeves add more than a little volume.

A couture confection of a skirt. Just a lovely dress.

What an interestingly pleated and tucked blouse.

This close up shows the wonderful pleating techniques on a blouse and skirt, with a heavily beaded jacket.

A charming cocktail dress with a fin-de-siècle feel to it. Notice the lovely hairline seams on the close up below. I'm not so sure about the draped tucks on the skirt, but they're interesting.

A classic sundress design for evening.

A wonderfully elegant brocade and velvet ensemble.

Another sweetly feminine blouse under all. Great skirt too.

Just like a wedding cake, and so pretty.

One of those falling-off-the-shoulders-elegantly dresses, but with invisible spaghetti straps for security. Luscious draping.

Great color, great draping, and such a light hand.

Fabulous handpainted fabric on a lovely dress.

Fortuny pleating in a dress which somehow evokes an Edwardian nightgown.

Kate Greenaway/Jane Austen echoes in this almost peignoir-like gown and coat.

A beautiful, rather simple silhouette.

Another impromptu-looking draped fantasy.

The intricately tucked, asymmetric bodice contains the control elements for this striking design.

The shape makes me think of de la Renta, but the details are all Lacroix.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...


It's great to see you're posting pics and your take on fashion. It's been a while! Oh, and I love all the knitting and sewing you're been doing.. Sigh! I wish I were half as talented as you are.



1:05 AM  
Blogger Liana said...

Thank you so much, Sankari! You're too kind. It is nice to be back.

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know I'm kind of late on this, lol,
but I stumbled across this post while researching Christian Lacroix's design.
Just looking at his creations here made my heart stop for at least a 1/2 hour, lol!
Everything is amazingly whimsical and opulent.
Thank you so much for this insightful and inspiring entry!
<3 ~

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5:51 PM  
Blogger Kelly Chang said...


we are from National Taiwan University. My professor would like to ask your permission to use the photos on our non-commercial teaching power-points. If granted permission, we will be sure to note the original source of the data as well as provide a link to your homepage.
This two photos are the images we would like to request from your blog:
Thank you very much. Looking forward to hear from you soon!

1:53 AM  
Blogger Kelly Chang said...

Dear Liana,

This is Kelly Chang from National Taiwan University again. I am just wondering if we can have your permission to use these photos for my professor's teaching materials? Please reply if you may. Thank you.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Liana said...

Hi Kelly Chang,

As you can see, these photos are from They are clearly credited, and the URLs you cite also show this. Therefore, I cannot give you permission to use them. You would have to contact for permission.

Good luck on your project,

1:28 AM  
Blogger Kelly Chang said...

OK Thanks! I will contact :)

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