Louis Vuitton closed out the four-week international catwalk collections on with the most brilliant show of all, in Paris.

Talk about a great opening and a unique backdrop. A giant curtain suddenly pulled up to reveal some 200 opera singers dressed as great historical figures, standing in six rows like a massive living fresco. Each costume provided by the great Milena Canonero, the Italian multi-Oscar winner. Each of the Vuitton characters rising and singing, and acting out their roles, gesturing with grand sweeps of their arms.