As you may have heard, Christian Lacroix filed for protection from his creditors last week. When I read that I closed the page and floated to the ceiling where my 'happy place' is. What would haute couture week be without 'le pouf', his sumptuous fabrics and dramatic shows? Who will give me my details overload fix of velvet ribbons, exquisite embroidery, stripes and prints and regal gold in combinations that scramble the brain and blur the eyes at first glance?
We needn't despair just yet, WWD is keeping things calm with a report that claims Lacroix "had told his collaborators that he will give '200 percent' to keep the 22 year-old couture house intact" and that he wrote in a letter to the firm's 125 employees that the goal is to "preserve the know-how, without which the lungs and the heart of the house couldn't exist."
Hmm...that quote tugs at the heart strings but it also made me think of haggis. Anything is better than contemplating the outcome of this depressing event.