It's a known fact that Christian Lacroix is so joyfully theatrical and fantastical, his references so wide-ranging, his designs so loopily impractical, that he's almost impossible to parody. In this show, he appeared to refrerence everything from 80's Dior to Pucci to Goya and back. It's fashion as art, yes indeedy, but I did wonder what from the runway you could get away with wearing...and not look like Edina Monsoon. My numerical judgments of collection highlights, beginning below.

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