Wearing a silver Versace dress, Kim Kardashian has turned heads at the Italian fashion house’s runway show in New York.
The reality star, 38, was joined by her rapper husband Kanye West sitting front row at Donatella Versace’s pre-fall 2019 collection, held at the American Stock Exchange in the Financial District.
Kardashian and West made their first public appearance together in months at the VVVIP catwalk presentation, which was also attended by Paris Jackson, Winnie Harlow and Blake Lively.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star — who often wears vintage and new season Versace pieces — wore a low-cut silver “chain mail” minidress by the luxury brand, teamed with a pair of perspex heels.
Her hair was tied in a high ponytail, I Dream of Jeanie-style.
The runway featured a mix of top models and Instagram stars including Gigi Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Emily Ratajkowski and Hailey Bieber, along with Irina Shayk and Candice Swanepoel.
The Versace family shocked the fashion world in September by revealing it had sold the brand to Michael Kors Holdings Ltd for .75 billion.
The late Gianni Versace founded the Versace brand in 1978 and it became a major force in the fashion industry.
Gianni’s flashy designs and Medusa logo became emblematic of a generation led by Princess Diana and Madonna, with the brand also launching the careers of supermodels including Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer and Gerber’s mother, Cindy Crawford.
Donatella Versace — who will stay on as the brand’s creative director and stillowns 20 per cent of the empire — described the sale as an “exciting moment”.
“This is a very exciting moment for Versace,” Donatella said as news of the sale broke.
“It has been more than 20 years since I took over the company along with my brother Santo and daughter Allegra.”
“With the full resources of our group, we believe that Versace will grow to over billion in revenues,” said John Idol, chairman and chief executive of Michael Kors.
Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel, 30, strutted for Versace weeks after appearing on the runway for the US lingerie giant at New York’s Pier 24.
The South African model described the Victoria’s Secret show is “kind of like the Super Bowl for models”.
“Every model’s dream is to be in the show and to be part of the Victoria’s Secret family. Their careers change instantly. There are so many people looking out to who the new girls are,” she told News Corp Australia backstage.
“There’s no other brand that can make your name the same way.
“A lot of the girls are mothers, just like all the different types of bodies, it embraces female power. I have become a business woman through Victoria’s Secret. We’re all empowered.”