Carine Roitfeld Corrals Vintage Lacroix, Lagerfeld, Lang for Florence Spectacle

TO THE NINES: Current fashion owes a great deal to the Nineties, and Carine Roitfeld is to showcase a sampling of that decade’s vintage tonight in Florence, where she is staging her first CR Runway fashion show as retailer LuisaViaRoma marks its 90th anniversary.
The French stylist and fashion entrepreneur plans to cap off her 115-exit, multibrand show with a trio of couture wedding gowns from the House of Christian Lacroix, including one from his last show in 2009. “It’s not just a fashion show. It’s like a piece of fashion history,” Roitfeld said. “It’s a bit educational. I want people to learn something.”
Indeed, she related that some of her twentysomething associates were practically weeping when the Lacroix dresses were unboxed. “They had never seen something like that. It’s like a piece of art,” she marveled.
More than 4,000 guests, about half of them members of the general public, are expected to attend the open-air spectacle on the Piazzale Michelangelo.
Recently named style adviser at Karl Lagerfeld, Roitfeld plans to open her show with Nineties ensembles by the late designer, who died in February after an unprecedented fashion career. “Wait until you see these jackets,” she said. “Lagerfeld was one of the first

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