French designer Christian Lacroix has made his first New York City store opening, a 1,741 square foot boutique.

It follows the label's first US boutique, which opened in Las Vegas at the Forum Shops in August 2006.

The New York store, opened last week (5 December) at 36 East 57th Street, shares a concept introduced by the Las Vegas store through combining contemporary and French Baroque elements, the company said. The store carries Lacroix's Fall 2007 collection of womenswear, menswear and accessories.

Christian Lacroix said: "I will never forget how supportive the US and New York were at the very beginning of my career, so it is a legitimate return to my 'American roots' twenty years later, after my first show here."