There is an exhibit at the Musee des arts decoratifs that
I am hoping to view while in Paris this January/February.
It sounds quite interesting and I have never been to this
museum before so it should be quite a treat.
From the museum website:
Histoires de Mode
8 November 2007 - 20 April 2008
The Musée de la Mode et du Textile invited Christian
Lacroix to become the curator and historian he wanted to be
when he studied art history at the Ecole de Louvre before
embarking on his internationally acclaimed career in haute
couture. For over a year, he immersed himself in the museum’s
collections of costumes and accessories. The result is an atypical
exhibition in which Christian Lacroix gives us his own personal
vision of the history of fashion. For a few months the garments
he selected from a heritage stretching back over several centuries
will encounter the haute-couture creations of one of the greatest
names of French fashion.