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At home with Sacha Walckhoff (VIDEO)

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Christian Lacroix may be known for theatrical couture dresses fit for princesses, but in the past few years the Lacroix story has been far from a fairytale. Christian Lacroix left the fashion house that bore his name in 2009 after it became a victim of the recession and was labelled as bankrupt. But the shining light came in the form of Lacroix's right hand man and assistant of seventeen years, Sacha Walckhoff who took the reins as creative director and vowed to turn the struggling company around. And he hasn't looked back since.

Crane.tv met up with Walckhoff at his Parisian home to get the inside scoop on how he plans to re-brand the fashion house - from his burgeoning menswear line to homeware and stationary. As well as talking us through his plans Walckhoff takes a few moments to reflect on the colourful pieces that make up the Christian Lacroix archive - including the iconic 2003 wedding dress that Madonna was photographed in.

Take a sneak peek inside Walckhoff's apartment filled with trinkets (and check out the zebra mounted on the wall - wow) to find out why Christian Lacroix taught him to always be open-minded, as well as why Parisians are just so damn stylish. After all, he should know.

Text by Holly Fraser for Crane.tv

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