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PARIS — Christian Lacroix has been on a couture roll recently, creating striking collections that temper his trademark fairy-tale fantasy with an unexpected degree of restraint. And he continued his winning ways for fall. There were beautiful, eccentric looks aplenty, of course, but there were also more accessible choices, among them great coats. Here, one of the hits of a feminine season, Lacroix’s frothy ruffled dress in the most girly of shades, pink. For more on that tone, see photospread The Pink Difference.

This story first appeared in the July 14, 2003 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.