Naomi Campbell Shut It Down in Sheer Valentino Couture
It's been 14 years since she's walked for the brand.
Living legend, catwalk queen, and fashion icon Naomi Campbell made sure her return to the Valentino runway was noticed. Not only did the supermodel close the brand's Couture show today, she did it in high style, wearing a billowing gown that featured a completely sheer bodice and statement-making sleeves. It's been 14 years since Campbell took to the runway for Valentino, and this outing was definitely one way for the veteran to show the world that she's still got it.
The black Pierpaolo Piccioli-designed creation featured rows of ruffles on a drop-waist gown and a turtleneck top that was completely sheer. Big, bold sleeves added some interest, but there's no taking away from the fact that Campell was on full display in the design.
After a 14 year break, Naomi Campbell returned to the Valentino haute couture runway and closed the show like only a legend can.
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Fans took notice. Models of Diversity tweeted a message about the monumental occasion, writing, "The one and only Naomi Campbell closed the Valentino Couture show. Over 30 years and still dominating the runway."
Campbell offered up a sweet sentiment, too, congratulating Piccioli and the whole Valentino maison for creating a beautiful (and not entirely NSFW) show.
Vogue notes that Campbell was a regular on the Valentino runway during her more active years. She closed the designer's couture shows in '03 and '05. In 2015, when Campbell was celebrating three decades of runway domination, Valentino Garavani himself called her a queen.
"Her walk is unique, those hips swinging in her own way. One cannot be more sexy," he said. "She imposes her own status of a queen."