Marc Jacobs defends Kate Moss’ appearance on Louis Vuitton catwalk

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.’

Perfect performance: Marc Jacobs had no complaints about Kate Moss when she walked the catwalk for him at Louis Vuitton show in Paris earlier this month

Perfect performance: Marc Jacobs had no complaints about Kate Moss when she walked the catwalk for him at Louis Vuitton show in Paris earlier this month

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.’

Eccentric: Marc Jacobs, pictured with Katie Grand in the Louis Vuitton film, can be seen wearing a black-and-white skull-print skirt

Eccentric: Marc Jacobs, pictured with Katie Grand in the Louis Vuitton film, can be seen wearing a black-and-white skull-print skirt

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.’

Poor role model: The 37-year-old's smoking stunt at Paris Fashion Week fuelled criticism across the globe

Poor role model: The 37-year-old's smoking stunt at Paris Fashion Week fuelled criticism across the globe

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.’

Naughty but nice: Naomi Campbell, centre, was among several top models to appear alongside Miss Moss

Naughty but nice: Naomi Campbell, centre, was among several top models to appear alongside Miss Moss

Setting the scene: Mr Jacobs described the production as incredible and precise - but explained that there could be no other choice for a collection that was about fetish and discipline

Setting the scene: Mr Jacobs described the production as incredible and precise - but explained that there could be no other choice for a collection that was about fetish and discipline

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.’

source: www.dailymail.co.uk

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