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Wisdom From Wilde, Clothes from Lacroix

Christian Lacroix is a designer and a couture house known for its combination of luxury and insouciance.
Oscar Wilde loved both of these things…as do we.

Looking through an eyeglass at vintage christian lacroix

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken

vintage christian lacroix beaded bustier

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination

vintage christian lacroix beaded bustier, 3.1 Phillip Lim Cash Only t-shirt, christian lacroix skirt

Christian Lacroix couture dresses, vintage motorcycle jacket

I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvelous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if only one hides it.

Vintage christian lacroix clothes

I am tired of myself tonight. I should like to be somebody else.

Hear no evil, speak no evil, and you won’t be invited to cocktail parties.

Christina Hara spins in vintage Christian Lacroix couture ball gown

Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you!
Let nothing be lost upon you.
Be always searching for new sensations.
Be afraid of nothing.

These clothes are from the collection of Joanna Semel Rose, a woman of unique style who passed away last year at 90. A noted philanthropist and patron of the arts, she loved Christian Lacroix for the boldness and originality of his designs. Regarding her extensive array of couture, she would say, “I’m not a collector, I’m a treasure hunter. I buy only what I like and for no other reason.”

Vintage Christian Lacroix couture: courtesy the Rose Family
All other clothes: models own
Custom No Kill hairpiece: Tomikono Wigs

Christina Hara
Rozi Levine

Katya Moorman

Steph Lawson

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