British top model Kate Moss closes Marc Jacob's Autumn/Winter 2011/12 collection for Louis Vuitton with other 90's supermodels like Naomi Campbell, Amber Valetta and Stella Tennant featuring as well.
The British top model, who retired from the catwalk in 2004, smoked a cigarette as she strutted down the runway in a black fur-trimmed lace jacket, high-waisted panties, and sexy laced crocodile boots. Other veteran mannequins who unexpectedly walked alongside younger models on the last day of Paris Fashion Week included 90's supermodels Naomi Campbell, Stella Tennant and Amber Valetta.
PARIS, FRANCE (MARCH 9, 2011) REUTERS - Kate Moss wowed the crowd when she closed Louis Vuitton's fashion show held inside the Louvre art museum on Wednesday (March 9).
Younger models told Reuters Television they were honoured to walk the catwalk next to big names such as Campbell and Moss:
"Who am I among these girls? So it was really...it was kind of... I mean you're kind of used to seeing some girls you know being really big at some shows, but this was like everyone almost, gathered in this tent, which was amazing and all the good energy, a lot of British, yeah it was good, really good," said the Swedish model Elsa Sylvan.
"Umm, it was amazing the Louis Vuitton show because it was such a great mix of girls, women, from Kate, Naomi, young girls, myself, Stella. And I think it's always nice when you have a nice mixture of women who are all kinds of different women.... ages, shapes, periods... You know, I think it's really nice. I enjoyed that," said another model, the Czech Karolina Kurkova.
Louis Vuitton's women's ready-to-wear Autumn/Winter 2011/12 fetishist collection was designed around corsets, fur, rubber boots, and handcuffs.
With stage decor that featured a black marble tiled floor and vintage cage elevators that recalled an old Parisian hotel, Marc Jacobs seemed to have designed his collection for a coquettish mistress on her way to a steamy rendez-vous with her lover.
Hostesses who ushered guests into the show were even dressed as French maids, complete with the requisite feather dusters.
Throughout the show, models emerged one by one out of the four elevators constructed on the catwalk, flanked by four men dressed in bellhop uniforms.
The silhouette of the collection was distinctly feminine and placed heavy emphasis on the woman's waistline. Models presented tweed hourglass-shaped coats worn with silk thigh-high stockings as well as sweetly demure Peter Pan-collared patterned dresses cinched by a wide patent leather belt. For evening, there were swishy colored paillette skirts that just grazed the kneecaps.
Accessories featured rubberized boots, patent heeled Mary Janes, colored leather kid gloves, boyish shearling caps, and a fresh take on the signature monogrammed Louis Vuitton bag in the form of an envelope-shaped, oversized clutch that Marc Jacobs naughtingly named "Mon, Oh! Gram Handcuff Lock-It Clutch."