This sounds like a strange marriage. Christian Lacroix is to collaborate with the Paris Opera and the Petit Bateau brand on a capsule collection. Lacroix is known for his inimitably lavish opera and ballet costumery, like the Munich Capuleti, above. Petit Bateau is known in turn for the understated chic of its ohso-Frenchie mamans et enfants t shirts.
The collection, consisting of four items for women and two for children, is scheduled to go on sale in Petit Bateau stores and at the Opéra Garnier boutique in Paris on 6 December. Just in time for Christmas.