Thursday 22 February 2018

Original supermodels reunite for Versace show in memory of designer Gianni

They walked down the runway with designer Donatella.

From left, Claudia Shiffer, Donatella Versace, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen on the catwalk at the end of the Versace women's Spring/Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) of the Versace women's Spring/Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
From left, Claudia Shiffer, Donatella Versace, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen on the catwalk at the end of the Versace women's Spring/Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) of the Versace women's Spring/Summer 2018 fashion collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italian designer Donatella Versace (3L) acknowledges the applause with former top models Carla Bruni (L), Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen (R) at the end of Versace Spring/Summer 2018 show at the Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Top models (from left) Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen walk the runway with Italian designer Donatella Versace (C) at the end of the show for fashion house Versace during the Women's Spring/Summer 2018 fashion shows in Milan, on September 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Miguel MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images
Top models (from left) Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen pose at the end of the show for fashion house Versace during the Women's Spring/Summer 2018 fashion shows in Milan, on September 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Miguel MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images
Top models (from left) Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen walk the runway with Italian designer Donatella Versace (C) at the end of the show for fashion house Versace during the Women's Spring/Summer 2018 fashion shows in Milan, on September 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Miguel MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images
Top models (from left) Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Italian designer Donatella Versace (C), Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen walk the runway with at the end of the show for fashion house Versace during the Women's Spring/Summer 2018 fashion shows in Milan, on September 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Miguel MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images
Top models (from left) Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Italian designer Donatella Versace (C), Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen pose at the end of the show for fashion house Versace during the Women's Spring/Summer 2018 fashion shows in Milan, on September 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Miguel MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images
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Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

The original supermodels from the 1990s have reunited on the Versace catwalk to commemorate 20 years since the death of designer Gianni Versace.

Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Helena Christensen sashayed down the catwalk with former French first lady Carla Bruni at Milan Fashion Week in gold metallic dresses reminiscent of those worn during their heyday.

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They were greeted by a standing ovation as they walked down the runway with Donatella Versace, Gianni’s sister, at the show for the Spring/Summer 2018 collection.

The show was opened by the most popular models of the moment, including Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid and Crawford’s daughter Kaia Gerber.

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Donatella had previously told a press conference she had used prints from her brother’s collections between 1991 and 1995 as the basis for the show.

The models made their entrance to the soundtrack of George Michael’s song Freedom, which recreated one of Gianni Versace’s most famous catwalk moments from 1991, when four of the supermodels walked arm in arm as George sat in the front row.

Gianni was shot and killed in Miami on July 15 1997 and Donatella took over as designer soon after his death.

After the show, Donatella posted on Instagram: “THANK YOU to my icons. Thank you to everyone.”

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