His designs are said to be aimed at the “cougar” woman and a reaction to teenage models flaunting their long legs in micro-minnies as seen at some other collections this week, but these longer length fashions will look good on the young as well as their older sisters.
Jacobs used established models such as Elle Macpherson, 46, Laetitia Casta, 31, and Lara Stone, 26, to emphasise that curves on a woman should be much appreciated.
Not one skirt showed any hint of the knee, as has been seen at other collections, and all were full and graceful, floating between just below the knee and mid-calf as would have been seen in Roger Vadim’s And God Created Woman in 1956. His collection was viewed by celebrities such as Alexa Chung, Daisy Lowe, Natalia Vodianova and Pixie Geldof, an audience who may not be Jacob’s target market for this look but then the young as well as the old like to adopt a new look.
“I wanted a variety of ages and sizes. We set out to cast gorgeous women, women who feel happy to put their make-up on, get dressed up, get all their accessories,” Jacobs is reported as saying. “It’s a bit old-fashioned, I know, but I think it’s nice for a change.”
Jacobs avoided a complete retro look by using patterns and cloths that are very much of the new decade, although the designer did rely on 50s style accoutrements such as corsets and silk gloves to finish off the collection in a final parade of his models around the Louvre Museum coutyard.