WHO were the super-slender stars of last week's haute couture catwalks? The model mums were all in superb shape and all with babies under one year old. The catwalk siren Stephanie Seymour gave birth to her second child, a boy, five months ago. Also up on the catwalk was Kristen McMenamy, mother of three-month-old Lily, and Nadege Dubospertus, who has a four-month-old boy. 'Look, look it's mummy,' cooed Beverly Peele to her 11-month-old girl from the Chanel catwalk.

Doubtless Kaiser 'Magpie' Karl will produce a natty line of braided boucle diapers for the growing band of superbabies to model once they are old enough to toddle on to the catwalk.