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Christian Lacroix vintage costume jewelry

Christian Lacroix vintage costume jewelry

Beautiful pink heart with initials CL brooch. Gold plated jewelry alloy, art glass. Christian Lacroix vintage costume jewelry

Christian Lacroix vintage costume jewelry
The French couturier – Christian Lacroix traditionally created bizarre shapes, intricate design, massive decorations. According to his creations, his two favorite themes in costume jewelry are hearts and crosses. It would seem that it is difficult to invent something new that can cause surprise and admiration, but he succeeds! And the variety of designs is amazing!
Again and again he invents something of his own, distinctive, completely in different styles, but at the same time observing the originality and his own handwriting.
The French brand Christian Lacroix, named after its founder has a deliberately luxurious style. At the moment, based in Paris fashion brand is a part of the High Fashion Syndicate.
The creator of the fashion brand, Christian Lacroix received his firstan education as an art critic at the University of Montpellier. Then, at the Sorbonne in Paris, as an art history connoisseur. Young Lacroix began his career in the Hermes Fashion House, where he got a job as a fashion journalist. Then in 1981, Lacroix moved to work to the Jean Patou Fashion House.

Christian Lacroix vintage costume jewelry

Horned animal scull. 24 K Gold plated jewelry alloy, Swarovski crystals. Christian Lacroix vintage costume jewelry

After receiving the prestigious CFDA award as the most successful designer of the year in 1987, Christian got the idea to create his own brand. And in 1988, he had already released his first collection of clothes. Noteworthy, in 1990, he created his own line of accessories.

CL gold tone heart brooch. 5.8 cm

CL initials gold tone heart brooch. 5.8 cm

However, in 2009, Christian Lacroix declared bankruptcy for his company and Sasha Walckhoff became the head designer of the fashion house. Since then, the brand has switched to the release of only men’s clothing and accessories in order to pay off all debts.

Christian Lacroix vintage costume jewelry

1980s vintage heart shaped clips. Jewelry alloy of gold tone, enamel. 3.5 cm

1980s vintage heart shaped clips. Jewelry alloy of gold tone, enamel. 3.5 cm

Abstract brooch. Jewelry alloy, faux pearls, crystals. 5.2 cm

Abstract brooch. Jewelry alloy, faux pearls, crystals. 5.2 cm

Broken heart brooch. Jewelry alloy, gold plated, crystals. 4.3 cm

Broken heart brooch. Jewelry alloy, gold plated, crystals. 4.3 cm

Brooch in the shape of a heart. jewelry alloy, colored plastic, acrylic paste, color inserts. 4.8 cm

Brooch in the shape of a heart. jewelry alloy, colored plastic inserts, acrylic paste, 4.8 cm

Bull's head gold tone brooch decorated with rhinestones. 5.5 cm. Marked Christian Lacroix CL Made in France

Bull’s head gold tone brooch decorated with rhinestones. 5.5 cm. Marked Christian Lacroix CL Made in France

Butterfly square shaped brooch. Jewelry alloy, gold plated, crystals, enamel

Butterfly square shaped brooch. Jewelry alloy, gold plated, crystals, enamel

Carnival brooch pendant. Gold plated jewelry alloy. 5.5 cm

Carnival brooch pendant. Gold plated jewelry alloy. 5.5 cm

Face in the heart silver tone brooch from Christmas collection of 1998, limited edition. 7 cm

Face in the heart silver tone brooch from Christmas collection of 1998, limited edition. 7 cm

Fantasy brooch in the shape of a cross with charms. Jewelry alloy, gold plated

Fantasy brooch in the shape of a cross with charms. Jewelry alloy, gold plated

Fish brooch. Jewelry alloy, lucite, rhinestones. 6.5 cm. 1980s

Fish brooch. Jewelry alloy, lucite, rhinestones. 6.5 cm. 1980s

Floral design large brooch. 9 cm. Jewelry alloy, cabochons, crystals

Floral design large brooch. 9 cm. Jewelry alloy, cabochons, crystals

Gold tone bull's head brooch. 5 cm

Gold tone bull’s head brooch. 5 cm

Ribbon cross shaped brooch. Jewelry alloy, 24 K gold plated. 8.5 cm

Ribbon cross shaped brooch. Jewelry alloy, 24 K gold plated. 8.5 cm

Square shaped heart brooch. Jewelry alloy, crystals. 3.2 cm

Square shaped heart brooch. Jewelry alloy, crystals. 3.2 cm

Star shaped gold tone filigree clips. 3 cm

Star shaped gold tone filigree clips. 3 cm