Arles and fashion
Among the different varieties of Provençal costumes, only that of Arles has managed to stand the test of time. It was worn by all women until the 1950s. A native of Arles, the great couturier Christian Lacroix has always been inspired by the traditions of a city that he “feels in his guts”. “I found myself ambassador of Arles without knowing it” confided Christian Lacroix after having revamped the Hotel Jules César. Follow your guide in the footsteps of Arles fashion and design from the 18th to the 21st century in the heart of the Arles Museum (Museon Arlaten in Provencal) founded by Frédéric Mistral and discover the creations of Christian Lacroix that dot the city.