Iconic French designer Christian Lacroix has been appointed creative director of La Monnaie de Paris (French Mint).

The institution is in control of designing French Euros and medals and also home to many ancient coins, a museum and photography shows.

The designer will be in charge of designing limited editions of coins, as well as the PACS medal (French gay marriage), and the Marriage medal (the trinket given when getting married under French civil law).

Sources: WWD, Fashionista, Vogue