LACROIX is a rose / and Givenchy is an axe!

Christian Lacroix showed what may be his last collection today.  It was a very sad and somber backstage, w/ seamstresses and staff shedding a tear and toting cameras to remember what may be, to me at least, one of his most modern and best collections.  Even the models felt the mood, and makeup rolled down the cheeks of more than a few.  I will truly miss visiting this house as they are some of the nicest people in the business and it's always a pleasure to be part of their shows.
On the other end of the spectrum, Riccardo Tischi at Givenchy proved that the ball is in his court.  His was a stellar collection and most likely the best we will see this season.  Interestingly enough, M. Lacroix was in attendance and you can see him in the background of one of the photos below.