Vintage Gold Tone Abstract Large Cross 3.5″ x 2.5″
Stunning Christian Lacroix cross brooch
So beautifully designed this abstract brooch is crafted in gold tone metal
This fabulous High fashion brooch will certainly make a statement when worn
- It is 9 cm x 6.5cm ( 3 .55″ x 2 .55″)
- Reverse with Christian Lacroix logo, marked Made in France, CHRISTIAN LACROIX
- It dates to the 1990s
- It weighs 31 grams.
- Pin and roller clasp
- It is in exceptional condition.
- Comes in presentation box illustrated
- our ref: 22243
Christian Lacroix was born on May 16, 1951 in Arles, Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur, France.
At a young age Christian Lacroix began sketching historical costumes and fashions. In 1969 he graduated from high school in 1969 and moved to Montpellier, to study Art History at the University of Montpellier. In 1971, he enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris. While working on a dissertation on dress in French 18th-century painting, Lacroix also pursued a program in museum studies at the École du Louvre. His wish during this time was to become a museum curator.
From 1976 to 1978 Christian Lacroix was a freelance fashion sketcher. From 1978 to 1980 he served as an assistant at Hermés in Paris. In 1980 he worked as an assistant to Guy Paulin. From 1981 to 1987 Lacroix was a designer and artistic director of Jean Patou brand. In 1987 he opened he opened his own couture and ready-to-wear house and established Christian Lacroix haute couture and salons in Paris.
How to care for your Christian Lacroix cross brooch.
This large gold tone cross brooch should be stored wrapped in soft cloth or tissues. To clean this piece you can use soap, warm water and a soft toothbrush. When you have gently brushed all over the brooch for a few minutes, then it can be rinsed under warm running water, then carefully dried with kitchen towel. To finish off rub with a gold polishing cloth.