Naomi leads the runway at Paris fashion week

STUNNING: Naomi Campbell opened the first fashion show of the season for Versace on Sunday.


    Jul 02, 2013

    Naomi leads the runway at Paris fashion week

    BRITISH supermodel Naomi Campbell drew cheers on the catwalk at Paris fashion week on Sunday when the 43-year-old opened the first haute couture show of the season for Versace in a sparkling black micro sequin jacket.

    Constructed using hooks and eyes to hold the jacket together, the fastenings were "left undone in places, giving the impression of being undressed", the house said, adding that each hook was held in place with Swarovski crystals.

    Using sequins, crystals, embroidery and beading in a palette of black, deep emerald, ruby red and sapphire blue, Donatella Versace's fall 2013/winter 2014 couture collection wallowed in a sense of unashamed luxury.

    In some looks, the shape of the body was emphasised by exposed midriffs or transparent side panels down the shoulder, arm and leg.

    Campbell closed the show with an enthusiastically received turn, this time in a bodysuit embroidered with black crystals and a woven mink-fur, chiffon and silk tulle cardigan.

    Four days of couture shows began yesterday with the collection of the season - Christian Lacroix's comeback tribute to the late Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli.