Fans of Absolutely Fabulous may know Christian Lacroix as Edina's favorite fashion obsession ("Lacroix, dahling, Lacroix!") but the French designer has been at it for decades, winning CFDA's "most influential designer" award in 1987. His couture collection, shown in Paris today, is classic Lacroix: Theatrical, color-drenched, rococo. Those who prefer sleek monochromatic looks ought to look away; the rest of us will be frolicking in the frothy, fairy-tale world the designer has conjured with gowns fit for joyful yet mentally unstable socialites. Gallery begins below.

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