Who could resist the appeal of Lara Stone striding elegantly through the Louvre, against a backdrop of huge fountains and French cinema, on the Louis Vuitton runway? “And so God created woman” was the pronouncement on the show's program and with her ample chest, tiny waist and curvaceous hips showcased to perfection in the most exquisitely feminine of dresses, she was the ideal poster girl for Autumn's fascination with the female form: epitomising the most luxuriously ladylike and ultimately classic of trends.
Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton's Ready-to-Wear collection offered a refreshing hiatus from the recent high-fashion depiction of 'sexy' (which is predominantly lithe, limby and scantily clad). With shifted emphasis from the legs to the pushed up, corseted breasts; highlighting the splendour of the idealised womanly shape, reminiscent of a bygone era (much, I hazard a guess, to the surprise delight of any heterosexual men in the audience). In order to achieve this iconic 1950's silhouette, Marc recruited some very famous faces (and bosoms) in the form of supermodels, Elle Macpherson, Laetitia Casta, Bar Rafaeli and Adriana Lima.