Christian Lacroix

Quick Facts

Full NameChristian Marie Marc Lacroix
BornMay 16, 1951
Place of BirthArles, France
LabelChristian Lacroix
Net Worth$150 Million
Early Life– Born in Arles, France – Studied Art History at the University of Montpellier and pursued museum studies at the École du Louvre – Met future wife Françoise Rosenthiel – Aspired to become a museum curator
Career– Founded his own haute couture house in 1987 – Launched ready-to-wear in 1988 – Expanded into jewelry, handbags, shoes, and more in 1989 – Known for opulent, fantasy creations and eclectic mix of references in his designs – Fashion house faced financial difficulties and went into administration in 2009 – Lacroix’s last Haute Couture collection was privately financed by him and featured only 12 models who were paid €50 each
Notable Achievements– Known for luxury designs combining artisanal trades, fringe, bead, and embroidery – Received seven Coty Awards – Awarded the Fashion Institute of Technology Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999

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