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Woman's Catsuit

Designed by Christian Lacroix, French, born 1951. Label Christian Lacroix Luxe, Paris, active late 1980s. Worn by Mrs. Martin Field, American, 1941 - 2013.

Probably made in France, Europe

Fall/Winter 1990

Printed nylon/spandex knit

Length: 54 1/2 inches (138.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Gift of Martin Field, 2014

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Exotic fish and butterflies inspired the florescent colors and patterns of this printed catsuit by Christian Lacroix. The designer’s exuberant use of unexpected colors, dazzling patterns, and lavish surface decoration prompted Time magazine to call him "the man with the magic paintbrush." Sleek and sexy, Lacroix’s flamboyant one-piece garment was ideal for women who wanted to take a walk on the wild side.