Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Morease and Bikin fashion 2

At Vuitton, British Grammy winner Amy Winehouse did not perform -- as rumored by entertainment blogs before the show -- but there were plenty of other stars willing to take a front row seat for the fashion house's celebrity designer Marc Jacobs.

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sofia Coppola, Dita von Teese and Shilpa Shetty were among those to see New Yorker Jacobs put on what he described as a show born of an American's passion for Paris.

"I adore Sarkozy, I adore Carla Bruni, the Eiffel Tower is almost in my garden. To me this was a vision of what a French fashion show used to be like," Jacobs told reporters backstage surrounded by television cameras.

While the show's style, in a white tent in the grounds of the Louvre, recalled fashion presentations in Parisian ateliers in the 1950s, Jacobs said the "strong graphic shapes" of the clothes weren't meant to reference any particular decade