Guest Author - Tonya Callihan
Last week we explored my number 10 favorite wedding gown designer. This week we are still counting down and we have reached number 9.
Christian Lacriox: this information was taken from http://www.onewed.com/dresses/wedding_gown_31.html
Christian Lacroix was born in 1951, and founded his wedding gown business in 1987. Before making a name for himself he worked for Hermés and Patou. His first wedding dresses where inspirited by art history in the Baroque style.
Located in Paris, France Christian Lacroix creates has original style with the help of over 150 people worldwide. Christian Lacroix is known for his extravagant, ornamental style and choice of color. His wedding gowns are best described as whimsical and unexpected.
He designs Haute couture, accessories, tableware, wedding gowns, children’s wear, and fragrances.
The website above hosts many of the designs that Christian Lacroix is most famous for. You can also view this website: http://www.designdirectory.org/index.php?page=newsservice/view&news_id=4794
This website is a directory and it has several contact information. The company is Victoria and Albert Museum; they are one of many who host this designers fashions. The company and the contact information are in the UK so if you decide to order you will need to check if they deliver to the United States or whichever country you live in. Also you will want to check out the extra costs that may be involved.
The only bad thing about shopping with a company in another country is the fitting. Unless you are able to travel to the destination and try on the dresses on site and have a fitting there and the final fitting in the states.
Visit Christian’s personal website and it is offered in English at: http://www.christian-lacroix.fr/
Christian has shops all over the world from France to the Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia. And he does have a series of shops in the United States as well, in Las Vegas, New York, and Texas. You can view more information of where his stores are located here:
I hope you are having the time of your life planning your wedding and remember that next to the food the dress you wear on your big day is the most important aspect of your wedding. Stay tuned as I continue to countdown my top ten favorite wedding gown designers of all time. If you are in the market for a wedding gown or even a bridesmaids dress than you will want to check in weekly to see who is next and to check out there designs.
Good luck and if you have any questions or suggestions please jump over to the forum or email me through my contact.