His aspiration during this time was to become a museum curator.
It was during this time he met his future wife Françoise Rosenthiel, whom he married in 1974.
In 1989, Lacroix launched jewelry, handbags, shoes, glasses, scarves, and ties (along with ready-to-wear).
In this same year, he opened boutiques within Paris, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Toulouse, London, Geneva, and Japan.
'People are very moved,' said Didier Grumbach, who heads the Chambre Syndical, regulating body for Paris' haute couture labels.