Since Christian Lacroix cut ties with the label bearing his name after it went bankrupt and failed to find new investors, he hasn’t been without freelance projects. After designing uniforms for French railway workers, the designer has been appointed the creative director of the French Mint, which means he’s designing money, among other things, like the Marriage medal given to French people when they wed.
While he works on that, his label is chugging right along with its new designer, Sacha Walckhoff, who’s been working at Lacroix since 1992. Walchoff told Fashionista he hopes to revive couture — Lacroix’s true passion — and women’s ready-to-wear one day. But, “We must first pay the debts,” he said. His first full collection for the house is menswear, produced under licensee. Pants cost $260 to $310, jackets cost $1,100 to $1,400, and suits cost $1,600 to $2,300. It’s unclear what category the overalls fall under.
Christian Lacroix’s New Creative Director Hopes to Revive Couture in the Future [Fashionista]
Lacroix’s New Job [Vogue UK]