Can’t go to a NY Fashion Week show?? Well no worries there are plenty of ways for you to catch the shows as they are happening live. Right now, the MARC JACOBS SPRING 2011 show is on at 8pm EST. Don’t miss out, be part of the front row crowd.
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A couple months ago, I posted news on Christian LaCroix (click here to read old post) and the troubles behind this label. LaCroix has been one of the many Fashion houses that have felt the recession real hard this year. Apparently the fashion house is in even bigger trouble, and culturally France will be losing one of its emblems of French fashion and culture. In my last post, I mentioned that the minister of culture of France had planned to save Christian LaCroix, but this plan seemed to be far from being realized. Apparently, Christian LaCroix will be going through licensing and will be limited to only producing scarfs, few other accessorizes, and special wedding dresses/gowns, and probably will be sold through other fashion retail departments, not yet sure which ones, but I’m guessing in Paris, it may be at Gallery Lafayette (which is sort of like a Nordstrom in the US). It’s unfortunate for Christian LaCroix, but perhaps the Fashion line did not catch up to the changing trends amongst consumers and did not try to be more appealing to younger consumers. The designer is known to make elaborate pieces that are not always easy to wear, perhaps the era of producing successful shows of just Haute Couture like in the 1980’s/90’s has passed; business/sales has become just as important as art in Fashion today. This might also explain why LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) decided to sell Christain LaCroix a while back, because it was not making enough money…. So at this point, it looks like we might just say Adieu to LaCroix.
Click here on NYMAG, to read more on this story in New York Magazine online (see how NYMag chose an interesting picture of the designer, quite a sad face….)
Sorry folks for the long wait, it has been a very busy summer, and yes my blogging had slowed down and stopped abruptly, but I am not done with LaVidaFashion.com, I’m back!!
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