But the guilded chairs set up for guests still looked dashing against the stone grey walls, and shocking pink carpet covered up the bare stones in the improvised dressing room. All this to say that while the means may be reduced the elegant Parisian spirit of the house is alive and well.
The collection was pared down to basics: a soft box trench coat in navy cashmere, a knitted pea jacket over a printed twill skirt, or an elegantly draped navy chiffon dress decorated with jet ornaments. Colours were muted and more monochrome than the ususal Lacroix fare, and there were lace details in the evening wear with outstanding lace body suits. A sparkingly feminine collection with the right touch of sobriety in these uncertain times.
Photographed by Alice Crosara
Posted by Madeleine Czigler