Naomi Campbell made a huge statement at the Paris catwalks this week. She opened the Versace show last night, sporting a super-plungy sheer black bodysuit with a slouchy sweater on top. And she looked amazing!
The 43 year old supermodel, I know-she doesn’t even look close to that!, killed it on the runway. And she followed up her first look with a velvet mini dress with cutouts and a high slit. Seriously, does this woman age? She hasn’t walked in a Versace show in fifteen years, but said about her appearance, “I’m so happy to be here in Paris tonight to walk for Donatella Versace. We’ve known each other over 25 years now. Straight away I felt like part of the family, everybody was so warm and supportive. And of course there was Gianni. Apart from being one of the most inspirational and respected of designers of all time, he was like a brother to me…always there in good and bad times the memory will never fade. So as you can tell this is an emotional evening for me. It really is a great privilege to be here.”
And celebs like Emma Roberts, Uma Thurman, Mena Suvari and Zachary Quinto all lined the front row to watch Naomi strut her stuff down the runway. And Donatella summed up the event by saying,”I started this Atelier Versace collection by dreaming about the perfect aesthetic of the black-and-white era. I wanted to make it new, and pictured a sexy and sophisticated woman with a strong attitude. Only a true icon like Naomi Campbell could open this show.” Amen!