Christian Lacroix

(Christian Marie Marc Lacroix)

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But the Milanese have made bad choices, bad fashion, and bad jewelry.
Fashion needs to be worn.
For me, I am still very happy to be able to do stage design as it's an opportunity to express the extreme.
French design hardly exists, except as artificial modernism.
Going out in Paris was like going out in the '30s dressed like the Andrews Sisters. It was everything I'd seen in books at my grandparents' house, only it was our generation.
I am always anxious to know what has happened while I've been asleep.
I am not nostalgic for the past.
I am still in love with couture because it is just two months from drawing pad to runway so everything on the catwalk is hot from the oven. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I look for friends who make me laugh.
I never loved the world around me as it was.
I think it's always difficult to reconcile the needs of art and business. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I translated Beatles songs for my English class.
I'd experienced the '40s and '50s by looking at my grandparents' old clothes, books, and magazines.
If I was a fashion designer just following trends or designing for celebrities, I would not be fulfilled.
If you look back at the history of creativity in clothes - the French Revolution, the First World War and the Second World War - they have all been creative reinventions, the moment new forms of luxury come into play. History ;War & Peace
In Italy, the Milanese are well organized but follow bourgeois taste. They adhere to certain codes of elegance, but not to individualism.
Italy is a divided country without a center.
People want to be in their own fashion tribes, so they want to wear the same clothes to be connected to everyone else in that tribe. But they want to be different from other tribes.
Perhaps I shouldn't have been influenced by the idea that my name could be spread across the entire world.
Since I was a child I've loved going to the opera, theatre and ballet.
The exchange by e-mail is more intimate than conversation - you allow yourself to say things you otherwise wouldn't.
The idea of seeing everybody clad the same is not really my cup of tea.
The notion of time bothers me. You look at thirty-year-old photographs and realize how the time has passed. Time
The world needs some excitement from fashion.
There are days when I'm completely depressed and able to do only one drawing.
There's always some kind of hidden logic.
They say that the best furniture and clothing design from the '50s and '60s is Scandinavian or Milanese.
Very skinny women don't look beautiful in clothes. Women
We all look for lost time. Time
You need ego but mine is not blinding.

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