Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk among supermodels strutting at Versace

From her red-carpet-worthy designs to rounding up a covetable roster of supermodels, Donatella Versace knows how to kick off Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week with a bang. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Gigi Hadid, Lara Stone, Irina Shayk, Joan Smalls, Behati Prinsloo and Natasha Poly were a feast for the eyes strutting the catwalk in a series of show-stopping gowns.


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wowed on the catwalk.

Newly engaged Rosie was as smouldering as ever as she stepped onto the catwalk rocking a stunning royal-blue gown that featured a daring thigh-high slit that showed off her enviably toned legs.

The British beauty's hair and makeup were equally on point, with Rosie rocking dramatic smoky eye makeup, her hair worn down in tousled waves.

"What a spectacular show last night!" the 28-year-old model later wrote to her 4.5 million followers on Instagram, alongside a photo of herself on the runway. "@versace_official Haute Couture 2016 in Paris. Thank you @donatella_versace such an honour to walk for you!!"

This was the first time Gigi Hadid walked for Atelier Versace.

Rosie wasn't the only blond beauty to turn heads on the catwalk. Rising supermodel Gigi Hadid made waves as she walked for Atelier Versace for the first time – and she was chosen to close the show, looking the epitome of cool in a black tailored blazer-and-trouser combination.

It comes as no surprise that the 20-year-old model featured in the Italian fashion house's haute couture presentation this year – she already has a close relationship with Donatella, and starred in the first photo the designer posted on her newly created Instagram account.

Gigi took to Instagram herself after the show to celebrate the milestone moment in her career, with a touching message for Donatella herself.

"Atelier Versace. So honoured to close the show tonight," she wrote in the caption for her 12.2 million followers. "Love you @donatella_versace."

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