Christian Lacroix the costumier

National Museum of Singapore,
Exhibition Gallery 1 & The Canyon
10:00am – 6:00pm

The virtuoso haute couture designer Christian Lacroix, who is known for defining the look of the 1980s with its bright colours and extravagant embellishments, presents his splendid costume design work of 20 years for the ballet, theatre and opera in this exclusive exhibition.

Lacroix's inspiration for productions such as Carmen, Gaité Parisienne, Othello, Cosi Fan Tutte and Phèdre are eclectic, drawing from a wide variety of sources, and are at once historical and yet modern.

In Asia for the very first time, close to 80 spectacular costumes and 60 sketches from the collection of the Centre National du Costume de Scène (National Stage Costume Centre, Moulins, France) and from Lacroix’s personal collection, will take stage at the National Museum of Singapore from March to June 2009.


Wed 1 Apr – Sun 7 Jun 09 
Meeting point: Entrance of Exhibition Gallery 1 (Basement), admission fee to exhibition applies.
Limited to 15 participants per session, on a first come, first served basis. 
Duration: 60min

Join one of our docents as he or she shares the love and life of Christian Lacroix which inspired his famous costume designs for opera, ballet and theatre that are presented in this exhibition. 

Mondays to Fridays        1.30pm
Saturdays & Sundays    2.30pm & 4.30pm

Saturdays    3.30pm

Japanese (Commence from 4 April)
Thursdays & Saturdays    12pm

Please note that tours are subject to the availability of volunteer guides. Exclusive tours for Corporations and groups can be arranged. Please contact Hospitality Unit at +65 6332 4405 / +65 6332 4429 for details.


Deciphering Lacroix: The Fashion Designer and Costumier
By Szan Tan, Curator (Exhibitions), National Museum of Singapore
Thu 9 Apr & Fri 22 May 09, 7pm


I can be a Fashion Designer
A creative workshop for parents and children aged 3 to 6 years old
Inspired by Christian Lacroix the costumier exhibition & co-developed with Toybox Edu-tainment

Colourful World of Opera
A children’s interactive tour of the Christian Lacroix the costumier exhibition
For ages 7 to 12 years old


S$8 Adult 
S$4 Senior (above 60 years old) & NSF
Free for all students with a student pass.
Free admission for children 6 years and under.
Free entry to all galleries for seniors, every Monday.

10% discount for groups of more than 20 people (prior booking required).

Counter Sales
Stamford Visitor Services Counter: 10am - 7.30pm daily
For enquiries, please call +65 6332 3659 / +65 6332 5642.

Image: Gaité parisienne, 1987 © Centre National du Costume de Scène, France / Christian Lacroix

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