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Edie Campbell Opens Up About Walking Naked In Marc Jacobs' Final Louis Vuitton Show

Jul 28, 2014 09:40 AM EDT
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When Edie Campbell opened Marc Jacobs' spring 2014 runway show for Louis Vuitton - the designer's last for the luxury house - she did so wearing little more than a thong.

In a recent interview with the Telegraph, the model revealed that she was actually a bit drunk when she agreed to walk in the show, which took place in October 2013.

"I'd had quite a few mojitos by that point so I was just agreeing to anything. They said, 'Perfect! Come to the studio tomorrow so we can fit your jeweled thong,'" Campbell said.

Before she could open the runway show though, Campbell had to stand for seven hours straight while her body was painted with a Louis Vuitton monogram.

"I was exhausted - I'd had about six hours' sleep in three days - and I couldn't sit down while I was being painted. The guy painting the type just completely lost the plot and kept spelling words wrong, so would have to rub it out and start again. By the end I was being held up by two assistants. It was incredibly stressful."

In addition to the spring 2014 Louis Vuitton show, Campbell has also walked the runway for top labels including Burberry, Chanel and Hermès, but she told the Telegraph that Jacobs' last show for Louis Vuitton was her favorite.

"It was pretty special, just in terms of conquering that nightmarish fear of being naked in front of people. But when you're working in fashion, you become very objective about your body. I was marching around in a full showgirl look with a feather headdress, very separated from my real self, so it wasn't so terrifying." she said.

Campbell has also appeared in ad campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, and most recently, Lanvin.

On Thursday, Campbell will be racing at Glorious Goodwood with the hopes of raising some money for the Reading Agency, an organization that helps people become confident and enthusiastic readers. 

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