The one woman who could rescue Lacroix

09 June 2009

Ever since we heard couture house Christian Lacroix had filed for bankruptcy we've been hoping someone would save them. (Unfortunately, we couldn't rustle up the $14m or so necessary). What would Patsy and Edina do, we cried, without their regular fix of ‘Lacroix darling' from their favourite London haunt Harvey Nics?  What will we do without a reliably fabulous couture show? Well sounds like there's some good news for all you fashion fans out there, because according to reports, the designer has been approached by one of his big couture clients with an offer to rescue the house. And although Lacroix adroitly refused the proposal, saying ‘I prefer her as a client rather than chairwoman,' it seems he remains hopeful. ‘The quintessence of Lacroix is the opposite of mourning... I know that my work, my inspiration and my creativity is not minimal and not so easy to make, but we have the proof that with skill and cleverness and good partnerships, it's possible.' And whilst some might think that attempting to revive a luxury brand that falls into such a niche high-end market would be madness at the moment, in true couture style it looks like the designer has an answer for you: ‘You know... The best way to fight would be to do a beautiful collection.' We couldn't agree more Christian. Now how can we become friends with your couture client potential saviour? [WWD]


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