Christian Lacroix

Fashion Designer / France /

Christian Lacroix’s Book List

Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Alexey Brodovitch.

4 books
Joseph Delteil

Jeanne d’Arc (1925) is the only book by the French surrealist author Delteil that has been translated into English. He wrote 33 books and worked on the script for Carl Dreyer’s famous film The Passion of Joan of Arc (1927). I love everything Delteil wrote, because of the poetry of his prose, his way with words, and his unique use of language. His work inspired me when I discovered it in 1969, and has been a source of enchantment ever since.

Jean Cocteau

Cocteau’s intimate journal (1955) published posthumously under the title Le passé défini (“The Past Defined,” not translated into English). His lies tell the truth.

Patrick Mauriès

Mauriès is my astrological twin, a scholarly wordsmith with whom I share a love of everything that’s ephemeral and fleeting. He is essential to me because he knows how to capture the nuances of how I feel. (The title of the book, not available in English, translates as "Vertigo.")

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