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Some perspective on the fall of the house of Lacroix: "Repeated visits to the New York City store on 57th Street this spring anecdotally show that Lacroix has sold essentially zero articles of clothing this year. There was a fabulous new wicker purse, of which the New York store was shipped three, if I recall correctly, and two were sold. But the menswear had basically gotten dusty; the ties remained rolled and sagging; the flashy men’s dress shirts were getting a little glassy from being tried on repeatedly and never sold; the heels were not trotting out the door....Just a year ago, Lacroix was the last real couture house. NOW THERE IS NOTHING." [The Awl; Previously]