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Christian Lacroix : the diary of a collection

Author: Patrick Mauriès
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster Editions, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Christian Lacroix: The Diary of a Collection is a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's 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 Lacroix's sources of inspiration to the finished creations that make their way down the Paris runways. The
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Named Person: Christian Lacroix; Christian Lacroix; Christian Lacroix
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Mauriès
ISBN: 0684832593 9780684832593
OCLC Number: 34549116
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Responsibility: Patrick Mauriès.

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Christian Lacroix: The Diary of a Collection is a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's 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 Lacroix's 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.

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