She’s considered one of the world’s most beautiful women – so Kate Moss’s less-than-perfect thighs raised eyebrows when she walked the catwalk for Louis Vuitton in Paris earlier this month.
But according to the label’s creative director, Marc Jacobs, the model was nothing less than flawless.
In a video posted on the Louis Vuitton website, the American-born designer said: ‘She was perfect.’
The designer referred to the 37-year-old as ‘Madame’, and himself as the ‘little devil’, as he was filmed watching a recording of the show with Katie Grand, who styled it for him.
In typically eccentric style, he is seen wearing a black-and-white skull-print skirt with a formal white shirt.
The pair talked through the event, which also starred Naomi Campbell, Carolyn Murphy and Natasha Poly, offering a running commentary on the models and how they chose to style them.
The British stylist said of Miss Moss: ‘It’s a perfect collection for her.’
They also spoke of on their decision to put many of the models in handcuffs, creating a fetishistic feel.
‘Friends of mine were howling,’ Mr Jacobs remarked. ‘They said: “Journalists will be so confused!”
‘It was great that [Kate King] ended up being the first of those girls in the handcuffs – on such an innocent look.’
But the pair’s delighted opinion of Miss Moss’s performance was at odds with many media commentators, who criticised her for smoking a cigarette.
The Daily Mail’s Jan Moir wrote: ‘Just when you think the health message sent out by the fashion world couldn’t get any more corroded or perverse, Moss lights a spark under a whole new bonfire of vanities.
‘At a time when the catwalk ideal appears to be a size-zero pre-pubescent with the approximate dimensions of an ironing board or a drifting unisex waif with the unhappy mien of an abused alien, Kate throws tobacco into the toxic mix, too.’
The designer described a shimmering red paillette skirt with a demure black sweater and white blouse as his favourite look.
‘Putting a white shirt on, you do get that Sophia Loren thing with the bosom and the small waist – it’s great.’
He added: ‘The production of this was so incredible, everything was really precise but for a collection that was all about fetish and discipline there was no other choice.’