Designer Christian Lacroix is hanging up his sketchpad at Emilio Pucci to focus on his own line. While this has been a long time in coming, Lacroix took this past Milan fashion show to make his exit from the famous fashion house. “It’s confirmed,” an LVMH spokesman said. Emilio Pucci also confirmed news of his departure.
LVMH acquired the Emilio Pucci brand in 2000, and Lacroix joined as artistic director in July 2002.
“With the development of the Christian Lacroix house in Paris and my work notably for the theater, it wasn’t serious doing things by half,” Le Figaro newspaper quoted Lacroix as saying.