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PARIS — Christian Lacroix’s dazzling collection took <BR><BR>light as its theme, amplified by the candle power of a group of chandeliers and lanterns, and this motif also was echoed in the light spirit of the collection. He illustrated his...

PARIS — Christian Lacroix’s dazzling collection took

light as its theme, amplified by the candle power of a group of chandeliers and lanterns, and this motif also was echoed in the light spirit of the collection. He illustrated his deft way with lyrically feminine looks in pieces such as a microshift detailed with colored stones and a patchwork silk and lace coat. Here, a frothy short evening look, punctuated with a jet brooch.

This story first appeared in the October 22, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.