For this series of three « Madones », Christian Lacroix Maison went back to the very origins of the House, drawing its inspiration from its Haute Couture archives.
Decadently baroque and quintessentially Lacroix, the three slender silhouettes walk the runway like masterpieces coming alive.
« Nubienne » is wrapped into earthy shades of luxurious jacquard and delicate lace. Meanwhile « Byzantine », swathed in a sumptuous gold-embroidered taffeta, embodies the passion of Lacroix for Spain and period costume. As « Atalante », floating into a delicate cloud of blue organza, dazzles the room with every move.
Mixing together the techniques of photography, drawing, engraving and collage, the meticulousness of these pictures is a faithful reflection of the unique savoir-faire of the House of Christian Lacroix.
The "Byzantine" Madone represents a wedding dress from fall/winter 2002-2003 collection, that has been used by Madonna and shot by Steven Klein for their exhibit called X-static Process in 2003.
Tray Madone Nubienne:
Finished: Enhanced with Gold and Platinum / Hand-Painted Elements
Artist: Christian Lacroix
Dimensions: Height 14 mm, Length 310 mm, Width 150 mm, Weight - 0.465 kg.
Brand: Vista Alegre
Use restrictions: Not suitable for microwaves. For dishwashing we advise short cycles at low temperatures. Avoid frequent use in dishwashing.
About Christian Lacroix
The passion for porcelain brings together two premium brands of worldwide reputation, which are characterized by the constant innovation and high quality design: Christian Lacroix and Vista Alegre.
These two insignia joined forces to offer the best that they have, giving life to the first collection of porcelain of the Christian Lacroix Maison and the first luxury line of Vista Alegre in partnership with a brand of haute-couture. The Christian Lacroix house was founded in 1987 by the LVMH group. The Christian Lacroix house then began to present much appreciated couture lines which highlighted elaborate patterns with a profusion of colors.
The brand would soon become an international reference in the fashion world, being elected by public figures such as Nicole Kidman, Madonna, Helen Mirren, Julianne Moore and Uma Thurman.
In expanding its product offering, the Christian Lacroix house developed lines of ready-to-wear clothes and accessories. In 2005 it is bought by the American group, Falic, which invested in strengthening the brand worldwide. Under the creative direction of Sacha Walckhoff, since 2010, the brand launched a series of stunning lines for the home. Striking, cheerful and colorful, the diverse offering of the Christian Lacroix Maison currently includes fabrics and home accessories (pillows and wallpaper) edited by Designers Guild, a range of decorative panels in wood, in collaboration with Marotte, a line of stationery items manufactured by Libretto, in New York, and even a selection of scented candles edited by Welton in London.
Through its worldwide expansion of art de vivre, Christian Lacroix continues to establish its reputation, offering a wide range of fashion and lifestyle products. In all collections, Sacha Walckhoff reinvents the characteristic themes and motifs of the Lacroix house, in the pursuit for new audiences.
About the brand
Over its long history, the Vista Alegre brand has always been intimately associated with Portuguese history and culture, which has achieved unparalleled recognition and visibility. Public recognition, perceived quality and the company’s investment in innovation and design has turned Vista Alegre into one of the very few Portuguese luxury brands to achieve iconic status on a worldwide level. Having adopted rigorousness, sophistication and versatility as its core values Vista Alegre has been able to harmoniously combine tradition and modernity and remain attuned to cultural trends. Spreading Portuguese culture worldwide, Vista Alegre products reflect the most recent design trends and are manufactured according to the highest quality and functionality standards.