Skip Nav
Queen Elizabeth II
15 of Queen Elizabeth's Diamonds That You Have to See to Believe
Valentino
These Might Be the Sportiest Valentino Dresses You'll Ever See
Street Style
A Definitive List of 2017's Biggest Accessory Trends

Christian Lacroix Is Fighting the Good Fight to Make His Fall 2009 Couture Show Happen

>> Last time we checked in with Christian Lacroix, he was remaining optimistic about his bankruptcy situation, and that hasn't changed, despite the fact that he needs to find an investor in the next two weeks or jobs are going to start being cut (possibly including his own).  He's taken the opportunity to give up wine and chocolate, he tells the Telegraph UK: "Actually losing a few pounds and having this battle to fight makes me feel that I am undergoing a renaissance."

And fighting he is: "Don't tell anyone, because I'm not allowed to do this, but we absolutely are going to have a show in mid-July, during Fashion Week — and it won't be a funeral: it'll be a fightback."

So how's he making it happen? »

Considering that he himself is owed 1.2 million euros, he doesn't have enough to pay seamstresses, fabric suppliers, and models, much less for the invites: "It can't cost us a single euro to put this show on, because I'm not having my workers lose a penny from their pockets, but so far, it looks like thanks to other people's kindness — friends and suppliers working for free — it might happen." Some are wondering if he might have taken the check offered by a couture client, after all.

When asked if he's saddened by the whole situtation, he is quick to reply. "No, no, no: I am too angry to cry . . . The recession was a gift to the management, really, because they could blame everything on that, but it was only partly responsible. Do you know that I haven't been paid for a year and a half?"

He continued: "I can't stand the idea that people think I am to blame. But to a certain extent I am paying for not having done what everyone else did, with their logos and It-bags. I never went down that route."

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
How Fashion People Fight Cold and Flu Season
Peter Som Will Present a Digital Fashion Show For Fall 2013
Valentino Goes "Radical" in Black for Fall 2009 Couture
Post
Fashion in 50 Seconds 07/15/09 The Best of Couture Shoes, Ray-Ban.com
Fall 2009 Couture Bits: Christian Lacroix Paid Models 50 Euros, Cathy Horyn Warns Valentino Might Give Wearers "A Rash"
Doo-Ri Chung Named Creative Director of Vince
Karl Lagerfeld, Donatella Versace, and More React to Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress
Kate Lanphear Named Style Director at T Magazine
Post
From Our Partners
Latest Fashion
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds