I'm not sure that's the case. I have a few Christian Lacroix ties - I've had them for at least a year. I'm not sure this means that he has a menswear line, per se, but he has been doing something for men at least. For what it's worth, I like the ties a lot. They'e both monochromatic, but textured, almost 3-D. Hard to explain - essentially, they have nice substance to them without being heavy.