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Christian LaCroix: The Diary of a Collection Patrick Mauriès

Christian LaCroix: The Diary of a Collection

Patrick Mauriès

Published November 13th 1996
ISBN : 9780684832593
Hardcover
192 pages
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This is a behind-the-scenes look at one of the worlds most influential fashion designers, Christian Lacroix, as he creates a new couture collection. Here we see for the first time, and at first hand, the entire creative process through which aMoreThis is a behind-the-scenes look at one of the worlds most influential fashion designers, Christian Lacroix, as he creates a new couture collection. Here we see for the first time, and at first hand, the entire creative process through which a fashion show is made—from Lacroixs sources of inspiration to the finished creations that make their way down the Paris runways. The genesis for this book came about when American Vogue approached Lacroix and asked him to prepare a scrapbook of his working methods for an upcoming couture collection in Paris. What started out as a magazine assignment quickly developed into a creative, personal journey for Lacroix as he began filling up scrapbook after scrapbook with Polaroids, handwritten notes, hand-drawn sketches, historical fashion references, and visual references cut out from magazines. A large selection from these scrapbook albums has now been collected in 128 pages of full-color plates with detailed commentary by Patrick Mauries.