Naomi Campbell's presence is always felt during Fashion Week in New York, Europe and beyond. And while she seems to be pretty much everywhere, the supermodel keeps her schedule selective: She only goes or sits at the forefront of top designers or buzzy labels at the moment. Now, for the couture week, she's back on it again – only this time in a much more surprising way.
Fresh from enjoying autumn 2019 men's clothing shows as a guest, Campbell made an unexpected look on the catwalk at Valentino's Spring 2019 couture presentation in Paris. Campbell gave the final expression, a sumptuous transparent black dress designed by Pierpaolo Piccioli, and gave the audience an excitement by returning to the Italian label track for the first time in 1
Back in the early stages, Campbell repeatedly closed Valentino. For the slender, red carpet-themed Fall 2003 collection, she went into the final in a black sequined dress (with Valentino Garavani on her side, no less). For spring 2005, she had layers of layered lace. Although much in fashion has changed since then, she and the designer have always been close. Back in 2015, when Campbell was on the move to celebrate 30 years in fashion, Garavani had plenty to say about her enduring lure and tells Vogue 's Maya Singer that she is one of a kind of. "Her trip is unique, those hips turn in their own way. You can't be more sexy," he said. "She imposes her own status as a queen."
It is appropriate that the brand's present creative director will seek her to bring his vision to life. With Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild serving as a background and Roberta Flack playing in the background, Campbell fought a seriously memorable show. With other superstars Natalia Vodianova, Mariacarla Boscono and Alek Wek, who all came to Campbell on the runway, it was easy to couture the season's most interesting casting so far.