Skip Nav
Best of 2016
2016: The Year I Stopped Feeling Fat
Street Style
The 1 Photo Every Style Blogger Will ‘Gram in 2017
Popsugar Interviews
1 of Michelle Obama's Favourite Designers Dishes on How She Chose Her Most Iconic Dresses
Celebrity Style
15 Times We Wanted to Raid Michelle Dockery's Wardrobe

Atelier Versace 2013 Fall Paris Haute Couture Naomi Campbell

Atelier Versace Haute Couture Fall 2013

View in slideshow
Atelier Versace Haute Couture Fall 2013
Image Source: Getty

What a way to kick off Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, with Naomi Campell leading a parade of supermodels in her first appearance on a Versace catwalk since Gianni Versace's death in 1997. In a tweet signed "DV," Donatella Versace explained, "I wanted a sexy and sophisticated woman with a strong attitude. Only a true icon like Naomi Campbell could open this show.'" And she not only sent out a parade of strong, skin-baring pieces in a moody palette of sapphire, ebony, and amethyst, but also a strong message on the viability of couture.

Peek-a-boo gowns were made for major red carpet moments (a fact not lost on front row attendees Emma Roberts and Uma Thurman), while suits and sliced-apart dresses had crystal-studded hook-and-eye details that recall this year's punk theme as well as one of the house's traditional tropes. While critics of couture can complain that it's dusty and stuck in the past, Donatella took a definitive stand for slick modernity.

Join The Conversation
Chanel Metiers D'Art show in Paris 2016
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2016 | Pictures
Lady Gaga's Jacket at 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Jasmine Tookes Wearing 2016's Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra
The Most Iconic Victoria's Secret Models of All Time
Rachel McAdams August Getty Dress Oscars 2016
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2016 Details
Gigi Hadid Victoria's Secret Show 2016
Celebrities Wearing Spring 2017 Looks From the Runway
Marc Jacobs Runway Show Spring 2017

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fashion
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds