As if Marc‘s New York show didn’t leave us feeling romantic enough, he outdid himself in Paris. A tent was built around a fountain in the Louvre’s courtyard; the audience sat in a ring around it. The music began at 2:30 on the dot, like the score to a Fellini movie, and Laetitia Casta walked out, pouring over the edge of her pinstripe corset.
Around the fountain they went: Natasha in a leather corset with crocodile pumps, Kasia in a tweed suit, Anne V in velvet, Lara in a floral organza dress just begging for prom circa 1950, Mariacarla in a leather coat, even Bar Rafaeli in a silk wool dress—all with pulled pack ponytails and lady-like bags.
Marc closed with four spectacular gowns, the last of which appeared on Elle Macpherson, beaming on her turn around the runway. It’s amazing how many designers (or casting agents?) realized women with breasts look fantastic in clothes, and between Marc and Miuccia—and Giles—here’s hoping it’s a trend that sticks around and not a seasonal thing wistfully remembered in the future.