Tuesday, May 24, 2016


I took this photograph of people looking into the Christian Lacroix boutique in Paris' Place Saint Sulpice which closed for good in 2009. It was the end of an era for his fantastical Haute Couture creations. Christian Lacroix moved from creating beautiful fashions to designing hotels with his amazing creative vision. Travelers today seek new types of experiences and Lacroix tapped into this trend with his unique style. Many fashion designers are taking on hotel projects around the world and you must admit..."They've got the look."

Christain Lacroix sits on a bed at Hotel Le Notre Dame, a hotel he designed in 2010.

Drama reigns supreme at the Hotel Le Notre Dame.

Surreal large scale graphics at his Hotel Bellechasse in the Saint-Germain-des-Pres.

Hotel du Petit Moulin was the first hotel he designed in 2005 and contains the same flare he created in fashion.

Not only did Lacroix design the rooms at "Sofitel So Bangkok" he also designed the uniforms of the staff! The complete style package!

Hollywood movies of the 40's & 50's as well as India cinema of the 1950's inspired fashion and movie costume designer, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, for London's "51 Buckingham Hotel" Cinema Suite.

Imagine you have just finished shopping at Fendi's Rome flagship store and you want to go back to your hotel. What do you do? Well,... just take the elevator up to the third floor to your room at Fendi's "Private Suites Hotel."

The fashion house of Moshino created the unusual interiors of Milan's Hotel Maison Moshino.

Modern elegance exudes at the "Armani Hotel Dubai." 

The shoe and fashion house of Ferragamo have owned and designed hotels for years. This is the beautiful & high styled "Portrait Hotel" in Florence.

The house of Versace is in the hotel design business with their often over-the-top signature design. This is the Palazzo Versace on Australia's Gold Coast. A sister hotel is set to open in Dubai as well.

Images credits: Dick Gentry, Conde Nast Traveller, Telegraph, Daily Mail

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