Paris 2012 : The girls

Keith Adams

AROnline’s motor show coverage isn’t complete without its traditional gallery of the girls who unstintingly and tirelessly modelled alongside the shiny new metal. Given that Paris is the home of Haute Couture it’s no surprise that the ladies doing their bit were incredibly well turned out, with the full spectrum of the world’s most influential fashion houses being represented…

Anyway, on with the gallery (we’ll add more as the show continues)…

(Photography: Headline Auto and Newspress)

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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  1. Aahh, des jolies françaises – les plus belles filles du monde.

    Why did I come back to this country, folks, why?

    No offence, but this really does beat talking about wobbly steering on an MG6.

    Keep ’em coming, Mister Adams.

  2. Disgraceful exploitation of women that reinforces the stereotype that they are mere objects of sexual desire.
    Do they know where the kitchen is?

  3. Hmm, the one in the main picture is tres jolie, but what is the car behind her (well this is car site!), I wouldn’t like to sit in the back seat with those windows…

  4. Quite hilarious and un-PC (some of the comments already posted), especially those of Alex Scott. However, for the sake of equality, why don’t carmakers use members of the opposite sex?

    I remember the British Motor Shows of 2002 and 2004 and on the Smart stand there were plenty of youngish male model types with big grins. Trouble is, when they started flashing those grins my way I soon departed!

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