Christian Lacroix is one of the most influential couturiers of the last twenty years. His over-the-top, sumptuous ensembles have come to symbolize the decadence and glamour of the 1980s.
As a young man, Lacroix was very interested in European fashion history; he initially wanted to be a museum c
The son of a doctor and an aristocrat, Gustave Flaubert grew up in Rouen, where he received a literature-rich private education. In 1840, he went to Paris to attend law school. There, he met Victor Hugo, decided to become a writer, abandoned law, and, in 1846, began an affair with poet and novelist L