Of mice and models: artworks take centre stage at Loewe fashion show

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While it is common to spot stern-looking bodyguards alongside celebrities at fashion shows, at the Loewe show on Saturday in Paris it was several artefacts placed on the catwalk that demanded the most security. Scattered on the floor were tiny mice from Paul Thek’s 1975 Personal Effects of the Pied Piper Series, a 1966 copy of Susan Sontag’s Against Interpretation and a 1898 high-backed wooden Argyle chair by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Held at the Garde Républicaine’s Célestins barracks in the 4th arrondissement, the vast indoor arena usually used for exercising horses had been transformed into a sterile gallery show space....