Women’s Wear Daily
04.21.2014
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Inn the Mood

The 17-room inn decorated by Christian Lacroix opening in Paris this week oozes the couturier's colorful joie de vivre...A New York BED rolls out.

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Designing hotels is the latest on an ever-growing list of extracurricular activities for Lacroix, 54, who this year lifts the veil on a new high-speed train, uniforms for Air France flight attendants and costumes for an opera in Brussels — all in addition to his collections for his namesake label and Italy’s Emilio Pucci, also owned by Lacroix parent LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

Lacroix also disclosed that the French movie theater operator Gaumont has just asked him to design its new multiplexes, with the first location slated to open soon either at Euro Disney or in Amiens, both just outside of Paris.

“I feel that what I do is design. Why not a bottle? Why not stage costumes?” he asked. And for that matter — look out Tom Ford — why not filmmaking?

“I’m very attracted by directing,” Lacroix said. “One day a movie, why not?”

In fact, Lacroix said he sees no reason for barriers between fashion and other design realms. “I don’t like the world as it is. It can be vulgar,” he said. “My own weapon against this ugly world is to redesign it.”
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