Lacroix Taps Brian Kenny for 30th Anniversary Capsule Collection

PARIS — Christian Lacroix is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a capsule collection designed by New York-based multimedia artist Brian Kenny.
Kenny, known for creating collage-inspired banners and flags, reinterpreted some of the house’s best-known scarf designs and patterns to create original artworks used on two dozen products including T-shirts, mugs, cushions and phone covers.
Nicolas Topiol, chief executive officer of Christian Lacroix, said the celebration was designed to underline the activities of the house, which has focused on men’s wear, accessories and homewares since it went into administration in 2009.
“We feel at this point, with the recent history of the house, that we wanted to celebrate the past 30 years, but more importantly, the next 30 years,” Topiol said. “We really wanted to share the anniversary with the largest number of people possible.”
Available in limited quantities, the line will go on sale in early August at the Ron Robertson store in Santa Monica, Calif. Prices range from 12 euros for a small patch to 240 euros for a scarf.
“The U.S. has always been very important for the house of Lacroix. Obviously it’s a very French house and the roots are in couture, but at the same the U.S. press has supported Lacroix

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