Photos: Fashion Wire Press
Paris, France - 07/14/2009 - Sadly, the grim truth appears to be that legendary French designer Christian Lacroix presented his last haute couture collection during the Paris shows last week.
Although Lacroix and his business associates have stated their current cutbacks are due to restructuring plans the reality is that his work force has been decimated from 124 to 12.
There were many tearful eyes in the house after the models left the catwalk. Didier Grumbach, the head of the Chambre Syndicale, said people were very moved.
He also added... "There's no question he is an artist and needs to express himself. The difficulty is that we are in an industry, we are not in contemporary art".