French fashion designer, Christian Lacroix, showed his Spring/Summer 2008 Haute Couture Collection for Paris Fashion Week.
The models walked down a red runway with a circus like backdrop, wearing gowns with a clear historical influence. Lacroix, being an art historian, choose to bring back the styles of 18th century French gowns with a modern twist. Lacroix uses bright colours matched with pastels and patterns to update the traditional look. All the models were wearing black and white striped stilettos, which with the combination of historical and bright colours, the show had elements of circus influences.
One small detail that Lacroix wanted the viewer to pay attention to was the blooming flowers on the dresses and on the models heads in the place of a hat.