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Christian Lacroix vintage costume jewelry

Christian Lacroix vintage costume jewelry

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

Christian Lacroix vintage costume jewelry
The history of Christian Lacroix jewelry brand began in 1990, although the fashion brand was founded in 1988. According to his designs, his two favorite themes in costume jewelry are hearts and crosses. Noteworthy, the variety of these designs cause surprise and admiration. Again and again he invents something distinctive, completely different, yet original and unique.
Named after its founder the French brand Christian Lacroix has a deliberately luxurious style. Based in Paris, fashion brand became a part of the High Fashion Syndicate. However, in 2009, 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.
The creator of the fashion brand, Christian Lacroix received his first 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

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 jewelry and accessories.

CL gold tone heart brooch. 5.8 cm

CL initials gold tone heart brooch. 5.8 cm

Signature

Maker’s mark

Christian Lacroix vintage costume jewelry

Flower brooch. Gold tone alloy, rhinestones, art glass, beads, charms. 9.5 cm. 1990s

Flower brooch. Gold tone alloy, rhinestones, art glass, beads, charms. 9.5 cm. 1990s

Butterfly on flower brooch. Gold tone alloy, resin, rhinestones, crystals, enamel. 7 cm. 1990s

Butterfly on flower brooch. Gold tone alloy, resin, rhinestones, crystals, enamel. 7 cm. 1990s

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

1980s vintage heart shaped clips. Gold tone, enamel. 3.5 cm

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

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

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

Broken heart brooch. 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. 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

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. Gold plated

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

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

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

Floral design large brooch. 9 cm. Metal 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. 24 K gold plated. 8.5 cm

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

Square shaped heart brooch with crystals. 3.2 cm

Star shaped gold tone filigree clips. 3 cm

Star shaped gold tone filigree clips. 3 cm

Signature

Maker’s mark