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PICS: Versace's lingerie-inspired line opens Paris FW

Last updated on: July 01, 2013 17:37 IST

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Don't miss the Italian fashion house's opening of Paris Fashion Week yesterday, where supermodel Naomi Campbell made a triumphant return to the catwalk as their muse after a 15-year gap.

It was the first haute couture showing of the season for both Versace and Paris Fashion Week, which kicked off in the City of Lights last night.

The luxury label's latest offerings, inspired by the iconic glamour of the black-and-white era in movie history, were flamboyant and rather daring, with several lingerie-like touches.

What's more, Naomi Campbell caused quite a stir as she took to the ramp amid cheers, defying her age of 43 with a perfectly toned figure and flawless complexion.

Here's how it all went down.


Image: Naomi Campbell for Versace
Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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Plenty of sparkle and sheer panels were a trademark of the collection, as seen on this peek-a-boo jumpsuit sliced down to the navel.


Image: A Versace creation
Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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A model walks the ramp wearing another flesh-flashing number in a shade of green so deep it's bordering on black.


Image: A Versace creation
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Cocktailwear doesn't get much better than this -- an LBD with a single sheer panel prominently running down the front makes a statement.


Image: A Versace creation
Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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Next we see a crystal-embellished jacket dress with a panel pulled back to reveal a lace basque underneath.


Image: A Versace creation
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Embroidery and texture add character to this crop top and matching wine-toned maxi skirt, its hints of shimmer catching the light.


Image: A Versace creation
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Rich velour is expertly crafted into a sharply-cut suit, its androgyny disturbed by the fact that the jacket is thrown open to reveal just a bra underneath.


Image: A Versace creation
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This deep blue strapless gown is a red carpet head-turner if ever there was one.


Image: A Versace creation
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The sophistication of a sleek sheath is broken by the sexy cut-away detailing.


Image: A Versace creation
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The see-through trend continues with these heavily sequinned separates featuring chainmail panels down the front.


Image: A Versace creation
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Versace's signature extravagance shines through with this exquisitely tailored maroon creation.


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Naomi makes a lasting impression in this luxurious crystal-embellished jacket dress, put together using hooks and eyes that are deliberately left undone in places.


Image: Naomi Campbell for Versace
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Fur comes to the fore with this deep blue ensemble, fastened together rather precariously down both the front and back.


Image: A Versace creation
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Crocodile leather adds a high-fashion edge to this cropped jacket and matching pencil skirt.


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A close-up of one of the collection's many glamorous gowns reveals an impeccably crafted mix of mesh, lace and scaled sequins.


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High-necked and dramatically textured, this cropped knit is set off with a slim-fit skirt that has a nude stripe down one side.


Image: A Versace creation
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We see another of the pullback designs, which leaves the lingerie layer underneath on prominent display.


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Shimmering black seduction makes its way out of the wings.


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Rows of gleaming crystals add a striking note to this asymmetric wine-coloured outfit.


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Luxe leather comes to the fore once more with this funky cropped jacket, worn over a plunging midi.


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The hooks and eyes theme continues with a sheen-tinged set of maroon pants and jacket.


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Another black sequinned stunner of sheer nature makes its way onto the catwalk.


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Sensuality takes a bit of a backseat as an opulent leather trench dominates the runway.


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Naomi closes the showing in a sheer plunging basque and fur-embellished knit lined with crystals.


Image: Naomi Campbell for Versace
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Fashion designer Donatella Versace steps out in one of her own creations from the current line to acknowledge the applause.


Image: Donatella Versace
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