PARIS FASHION WEEK 2011: LOUIS VUITTON ROCKS THE CATWALK
MARC JACOBS turned his LOUIS VUITTON runway show into a dark and opulent hotel lobby — complete with gilded escalators and French maids — on Wednesday during PARIS FASHION WEEK.
And he even got some VIP guests to check in: strutting down the black lacquer catwalk were NAOMI CAMPBELL and AMBER VALETTA. KATE MOSS closed the show in a black rubberized lace jacket and shorts.
Backstage, MARC explained the concept behind Hotel Vuitton.
“We thought of every aspect of this hotel fantasy – people getting out of elevators with attendants, French maids dusting and serving the guests,” he told reporters.
“I just thought it was a weird, nice but melancholy end to Paris Fashion Week.”
As for the show’s slightly naughty theme — some models were handcuffed to their handbags — the designer said, “We all have our fetish. It’s something that comes from the heart that creates an obsession for something. It’s instinctive. Whether it’s a bag or a shoe, a piece of music or an automobile.”
Guests (EMMA STONE was one of the prominent people in attendance) seemed to dig that edgy decadent vibe.
“It was very sexy,” model NATALIA VODIANOVA told PEOPLE.
“Although it was so much to take this early in the morning!”