Oh, Eliot Spitzer. We are all shaking our heads over you. I have the feeling that at this very moment, Ice-T is kicking back in his La-Z-Boy, reading the Spitzer stories and saying, “Damn! If the dude wanted a ho, I would have hooked him up all discreet-like.” My idol, Coco, is handing her man a 40 and saying, “Mmm-hmmm baby. You the discreet pimp.”
Okay, enough of my sick fantasies. Back to designer Christian Francis Roth. Yesterday, I said that Christian closed his line in 1997, but I should clarify that. He closed his high-end Christian Francis Roth line in 1995, then had a diffusion line called Christian Francis Roth CFR that lasted from the beginning of 1996 till the end of 1997. It’s too bad that he didn’t have the original line and the diffusion line simultaneously, a la Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Of course, he didn’t have a giant conglomerate like LVMH throwing money his way like Marc has. If Christian had been supported by the sales of Louis Vuitton handbags, he could have had his high-end line, his diffusion line AND carte blanche to start his fashion show two hours late.
Unfortunately, sometimes it’s just a matter of money. Christian’s designs tell the story. In order to make a lot of these …
You better process a lot of these …
… or you’ll end up in one of these.
I think the diffusion line would have sold well if it had the support. Check out these cute pieces. I would happily wear any of them.
All non-Coco photos are courtesy Christian Francis Roth.