This was a wonderful season for British models. The lasting image of the shows was surely Edie Campbell striding through the Cour Carrée of the Louvre, naked but for a lick of Stephen Sprouse graffiti. As the face with which Marc Jacobs chose to open his final show for Louis Vuitton, Edie proved a provocative choice, not just because she was naked and shackled but because, in a show themed around showgirls, Jacobs chose not to open with a voluptuous blonde but with the androgynous model with a mullet. The message is clear: Brit girls rule. And while the runway belonged to Campbell - who took opening slots at McQueen, Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton, as well as making appearances for Burberry, Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein - an army of British-based models followed in her wake.