To accentuate the tiny waists, shoulders were narrow with leg-of-mutton sleeves which were tight but gently flared at the cuff. Skirts were short, landing an inch above the knee. It was a mix of belle epoque and 40s elegance with a touch of Mae West. Counterbalancing the waist was big hair, back-combed into huge manes. There was just enough sparkle with magnified fish scales in gold. Taffeta was woven with steel - you need strong shoulders to support these clothes.
Sulky tattooed model Eve Salvail actually smiled as she stepped down the runway wearing a plastic rain mac embossed with gold filigree.
Lacroix, who sold 20 corseted wedding dresses last year, finished with a heavenly vision. The bridal gown was encrusted with jewels and sequins and carried a train with five layers of ruffles.
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