09 Mar '11, 12pm

Louis Vuitton gives its obsessed fans fashion: PARIS - COVETED handbag maker Louis Vuitton lifted the curtain on...

PARIS - COVETED handbag maker Louis Vuitton lifted the curtain on the dark underbelly of love on Wednesday with a fetishist fall-winter 2011-12 collection built around corsets, patent leather boots, handcuffs and other obscure objects of desire. Hostesses dressed in French maid's uniforms and brandishing oversized feather dusters and platters with caviar hors d'oeuvres and shots of vodka - the perfect pick-me-up at 10 in the morning - ushered guests into a tent that recreated a dimly lit Paris hotel. With its black marble floor and old-school cage elevators, Vuitton's hotel was, while not seedy per se, perhaps not the kind of place you'd take the kids on vacation. One of the elevators creaked into motion, and the first of Vuitton's army of kinky mistresses emerged onto the catwalk in a see-through skirt nipped to wasp-width at the waist by an extra-wide belt. Hourglass sha...

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