By  on January 29, 2008

In the very French couture collection he showed for spring, Christian Lacroix created splendid combinations of silks, laces and embroideries, many of them tied together by black ribbon. He also showed reinvented versions of his signature pouf, a style that had a strong presence elsewhere, too. Here, one of his ballooning beauties.

From Goth ballerina looks at Givenchy to dramatically draped, embroidered silk numbers at Christian Dior, balloon and pouf shapes played a leading role in the spring couture.

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