Christian Lacroix began designing costumes for opera, ballet and plays in the 1980s, while working as a fashion designer. Theatres were he has worked have included the Opéra Garnier and Comédie-Française in Paris, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie Brussels, Metropolitan Opera New York, Festival Aix-en-Provence, the Munich, Berlin and Vienna state operas, Theater an der Wien and Cologne Opera. He has enjoyed a close working relationship with the director Vincent Boussard since 2003 – they created a new Adriana Lecouvreur at Oper Frankfurt a few years ago, which was revived last season. This was followed by Gluck's Ezio and this production of Bellini's I puritani. He also works regularly with the director Johannes Erath. Christian Lacroix was awarded »Molière« theatre prizes for his costumes of Phèdre (1996) and Cyrano de Bergerac (2007) at the Comédie Française. Since 2000 Christian Lacroix has also been designing hotels, cinemas, two trams in Montpellier and curated exhibitions of his own creations. He has also designed exhibitions for other institutions such as the Musée du Quai Branly, the Wallraff Museum in Cologne, Musée des Beaux Arts in Rouen, Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Bordeaux and for the 2013 European City for Culture - Marseille.