Christian Lacroix fall 2009 haute couture collection.

A look from Christian Lacroix's haute couture Fall 2009 runway. Photo: Chris Moore, Catwalking/Getty Images

Christian Lacroix may have been reduced to a licensing operation, but it looks like the designer is on the fast track to recovery.

French railway company SNCF has tapped Lacroix to design its uniforms, reports WWD.

Starting next month, some 20,000 SNCF employees will find going to work significantly more stylish in the new Lacroix gray and purple outfits.

Women can change up their daily designer look with the selection of blouses, skirts and jackets, while men have pants, striped shirts and jackets to choose from, says the source.

This isn't the first time, the couturier has gone mass appeal. Lacroix previously designed the train car interiors for TGV and staff uniforms for Air France.

The fall of the house of Lacroix has been making fashion headlines all year. Get up to speed on the current state of the fashion designer.