For Spring 2002, Christian Lacroix incorporated Art Nouveau references into
his opulent, romantic style.
Silk blouses were piped in leather and embroidered with graphic tulle
swirls; mottled, metallic-tinted leather jackets came with corset closures
and cutouts. Lacroix's dressesalways elaborate experiments in color and
asymmetrically cut and often distressed, sometimes extremely so. There were
several beautiful, billowy embroidered
blouses, one paired with pegged tomato crepe jogging trousers. A simple
trenchcoat became paparazzi-worthy when executed in embroidered red organza.
Eveningwear is Lacroix's forte, and this season his standouts are taffeta
blouses with frilled and pleated
necklines, jackets with knotted sleeves, and printed chiffon tunics, all
embellished with a peacock motif.