Christian Lacroix teams with Air France
Air France has teamed up with Christian Lacroix to design its new uniforms for its employees. The airline, which has a history of couture with Dior and Balenciaga, is keeping its tradition of working with famous French fashion houses.
Lacroix, how is now the head of Pucci, once famously put signature prints and bubble helmets on Braniff Airlines attendants back in th swinging 60s. Lacroix's own designs, which were introduced in April, have eschewed wild colours in favour of subtly chic riffs on navy. He's created 100 items and accessories for the airline's staff, ranging from 100 per cent wool jackets to calfskin shoes.
When it came time for fittings, Air France dispatched a team of 60 tailors to collect the personal measurement of 31,000 employees. And to help them put it all together, uber-stylist Federic Fekkai was called in to offer hair and makeup tips.
Julian Macdonald, who designed the uniforms for British airways, famously said: I wanted to create a uniform that puts the glamour back in flying.” The new BA uniforms are cut close to the body, and include flourishes like BA-branded cufflinks, and unlike Macdonald's non-corporate creations, do not reveal acres of skin. Too bad…
Christina Aguilera to get married in Lacroix
Who better to design your wedding dress than Christian Lacroix? So thinks Christina Aguilera, who chose the popular French designer to design her dress for her upcoming marriage to music executive Jordan Bratman.
Aquilera visited the Lacroix's Show in Paris last week during the couture presentations. "He aces in wedding gowns, so I 'm looking forward to seeing what he has in store. It's just a fun trip to see what is out there for the upcoming wedding," the singer told the Mirror.
The 24-year-old Aguilera is said to be marrying her fiancée in December this year. The two have been dating for two years and got engaged in February. She said:" Jordan's the one guy I can credit for making me think about marriage in a whole new light."