What's a world-class designer to do when his couture house has closed? Sit around at home and twiddle his thumbs? No, go and get a new job, that's what. Christian Lacroix, for example, has just bagged himself a new, and somewhat unexpected role. He has just been appointed the artistic adviser to Monnaie de Paris, the French Mint.
According to WWD his first task is to design medals that will be given out to mark weddings and civil partnerships. And apparently he has lots of plans to create commemorative coins made from precious metals - we're expecting something a little more glamorous than the humble Euro.More