Fashion blogs across the world are draped in pictures from the costume institute gala. Serena in Versace beat Blair in LV. Nice try B. Victoria Beckham looked awful so no surpises there and Kate, well, looked different. Can’t wait to see Topshop’s £20.00 turbin.
As the theme of this year was ‘Model as Muse’ one lady sprung to mind. Betty Catroux was muse, best friend, entourage and wild child for YSL. She embodied what happened to Paris when YSL, the 70s and pret-a-porter turned up on the Left Bank and left gloomy post war France behind. Her long limbs were perfect for Yves’ trousers and ‘Le Smoking’ and her beauty was as striking and powerful as YSL’s designs.