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Naomi Campbell commands attention at Louis Vuitton’s Menswear Paris Fashion Week show

Naomi Campbell ensured all eyes were on her as she arrived for Louis Vuitton’s Fall/ Winter 2022 menswear show held at the Le Carreau Temple for Paris Fashion Week on Thursday.

The supermodel, 51, showed off her style credentials as she hit the front row in a statement white floor length coat from the designer. 

Naomi teamed the look with white ankle boots and oversized shades as she sat down to watch the show, which honoured the innovations of the late Virgil Abloh. 

Glamour: The show was held at the Le Carreau Temple for Paris Fashion Week on Thursday

Walk this way: Naomi Campbell ensured all eyes were on her as she arrived for Louis Vuitton’s Fall/ Winter 2022 menswear show held at the Le Carreau Temple for Paris Fashion Week on Thursday

Ahead of the catwalk, Naomi couldn’t resist posing up a storm in her outfit for the cameras. She teamed the zip-up button down coat, which had multiple layers, with a gold chain necklace and diamond earrings.

The fashion maven styled her black locks in a poker straight parting and enhanced her age-defying beauty with a polished make-up look.  

The mens collection paid tribute to Virgil, who died in November last year, at the age of 41, after a secret battle with cancer. 

Gorgeous: The fashion maven styled her black locks in a poker straight parting and enhanced her age-defying beauty with a polished make-up look

Gorgeous: The fashion maven styled her black locks in a poker straight parting and enhanced her age-defying beauty with a polished make-up look

Working it: Ahead of the catwalk, Naomi couldn't resist posing up a storm in her outfit for the cameras

Working it: Ahead of the catwalk, Naomi couldn’t resist posing up a storm in her outfit for the cameras

Virgil was the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection beginning in 2018, and was given increased creative responsibilities across the LVMH brand in early 2021. 

The designer was inspired by surrealist painter Salvador Dali and used distinctive shapes and forms in the collection.  

On Wednesday, Louis Vuitton teased the upcoming collection on Instagram and wrote: ‘Alternative realities. New leather goods from the next Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh revisit familiar objects in imaginative ways.’  

In tribute: Naomi attended the fashion show to unveil the mens collection, which paid tribute to Virgil Abloh

Gorgeous: She showcased her ageless complexion at the event

In tribute: Naomi attended the fashion show to unveil the mens collection, which paid tribute to Virgil Abloh

In tribute: Abloh, died in November last year, at the age of 41, after a secret battle with cancer

In tribute: Abloh, died in November last year, at the age of 41, after a secret battle with cancer

Hard to miss! Naomi flaunted her eye-catching look in the bold white coat teamed with silver-toe sock boots

Dressed to impress: She teamed the look with a pale blue cross-body bag as she arrived for the fashion event

Hard to miss! Naomi flaunted her eye-catching look in the bold white coat teamed with silver-toe sock boots, and a pale blue cross-body bag as she arrived for the fashion event

Also arriving at the show was Venus Williams, who looked effortlessly cool at the fashion showcase. 

Showcasing her toned pins in a thigh-skimming dress, the superstar athlete, 41, added height to her frame in heeled cowboy boots and kept warm beneath a black bomber jacket.

The tennis player joined the likes of Tyler the Creator, model Natalia Vodianova, designer Don Crawley, singer J Balvin, American Footballer Victor Cruz and French actor Tahar Rahim at the star-studded bash. 

Effortless: Venus  showecased her toned pins in a thigh-skimming dress

Working it: The superstar athlete, 41, added height to her frame in heeled cowboy boots

Effortless: Showcasing her toned pins in a thigh-skimming dress, the superstar athlete, 41, added height to her frame in heeled cowboy boots

Best seat in the house: Venus put on a leggy display as she took a seat on the front row

Best seat in the house: Venus put on a leggy display as she took a seat on the front row 

So cool: The superstar athlete kept warm beneath a black bomber jacket and donned hoop earrings

So cool: The superstar athlete kept warm beneath a black bomber jacket and donned hoop earrings 

Rapper Tyler put on a typically kooky display, stepping out in brown trousers, a brown jacket and a fur ushanka.

Natalia showcased her trim physique in a sequin skirt and matching top while Don made sure to turn heads in a bright green jacket.

J Balvin looked as suave as ever in an all-black look, with Tahar also opting for a smart black outfit.

Victor opted for a bold, sweeping checkerboard boat when he joined other famous faces at the event towards the end of the working week. 

Wow factor: Nasser Berzane rocked a fluffy coat and leather boots as she posed for the camera

Wow factor: Nasser Berzane rocked a fluffy coat and leather boots as she posed for the camera 

Looking good: Singer J Balvin looked as suave as ever in an all-black look and was rocking a peroxide blonde buzz cut

All black everything: French actor Tahar Rahim also looked dapper in black and the star's bright green trousers could be seen peeking out from beneath his coat

Looking good: Singer J Balvin looked as suave as ever in an all-black look and was rocking a peroxide blonde buzz cut 

Virgil, who made history as Louis Vuitton’s first black artistic director, died in November last year after he had been privately battling a rare form of the disease called cardiac angiosarcoma. He was diagnosed with the condition in 2019.

‘We are all shocked by this terrible news, Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom,’ Louis Vuitton executive director Bernault Arnault said in a statement. ‘The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing of their husband, their brother, their father or their friend.’

His designs were supported by the biggest names in fashion, including Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Hailey Bieber, and sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid.

Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace was among many celebrities to pay tribute to Abloh on Sunday.

‘Virgil, I am lost for words,’ Versace said on Instagram. ‘The world has lost a fashion superstar. An innovator. A creator for the history books. I am thinking of all your loved ones on this tragic day.’

Born on September 30, 1980 in Chicago, the first generation Ghanaian-American Abloh was raised in Rockford, Illinois.

Although having no formal training as a designer, he learned from his mother who was a seamstress.

On the day he graduated from engineering school in 2003, Virgil met Kanye West and went on to meet his then-manager John Monopoly. He became a member of his creative team soon after.

Quirky: On Wednesday, Louis Vuitton teased the upcoming collection on Instagram and wrote: 'Alternative realities. New leather goods from the next Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh revisit familiar objects in imaginative ways.'

Quirky: On Wednesday, Louis Vuitton teased the upcoming collection on Instagram and wrote: ‘Alternative realities. New leather goods from the next Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh revisit familiar objects in imaginative ways.’

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