Naomi Campbell might be 43-years-old, but she took to the runway to walk for Versace on Sunday night by opening the fashion show in Paris. Naomi Campbell wore a sheer plunging basque, looking utterly flawless with a body to die for and a complexion to match.
The supermodel, who hasn’t been in a show for the Italian brand for 14 years, made a triumphant return to the catwalk, showing off her enviable genes and incredibly toned shape in the process.
Campbell teamed the plunging bejewel and beaded garment with a chunky knit, and a pair of tall heels.
“I’m so happy to be here in Paris tonight to walk for Donatella,” she said. “We’ve known each other over 25 years now … Straight away I felt like part of the family, everybody was so warm and supportive,” Campbell added.
The model also paid tribute to Donatella’s late brother Gianni.
“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,” she said. “So as you can tell this is an emotional evening for me. It really is a great privilege to be here.”
The designer was delighted to have Naomi model her wares and she said: “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.”
There were a number of famous faces in the audience watching Naomi strut her stuff and spying the Women’s Fall Winter 2013 haute couture fashion collection from Donatella VersaceUma Thurman was sat on the front row and wore a simple LBD for the occasion.
She teamed the dress with a flash of color with bright-red lips, and wore her hair flat.
Meanwhile, Emma Roberts went for an edgy look in a one-shouldered white dress, and Mena Suvari opted to brighten things up in a buttercup yellow quilted dress. David Furnish and Zachary Quinto led the male contingent at the fashion show.