Monday 23 October 2017

Irina Shayk dazzles in skintight Versace gown on first red carpet since giving birth last month

Russian model Irina Shayk poses as she arrives on May 23, 2017 for the screening of the film 'Hiraki' (Radiance) at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Russian model Irina Shayk poses as she arrives on May 23, 2017 for the screening of the film 'Hiraki' (Radiance) at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Irina Shayk attends the "Hikari (Radiance)" screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 23, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
Irina Shayk attends the "Hikari (Radiance)" screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 23, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Irina Shayk attends the "Hikari (Radiance)" screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 23, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Irina Shayk attends the "Hikari (Radiance)" screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 23, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Irina Shayk attends the "Hikari (Radiance)" screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 23, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Irina Shayk attends the "Hikari (Radiance)" screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 23, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)
Irina Shayk attends the "Hikari (Radiance)" screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 23, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Russian model Irina Shayk arrives on May 23, 2017 for the screening of the film 'Hiraki' (Radiance) at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Russian model Irina Shayk poses as she arrives on May 23, 2017 for the screening of the film 'Hiraki' (Radiance) at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Russian model Irina Shayk poses as she arrives on May 23, 2017 for the screening of the film 'Hiraki' (Radiance) at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Russian model Irina Shayk poses as she arrives on May 23, 2017 for the screening of the film 'Hiraki' (Radiance) at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Russian model Irina Shayk poses as she arrives on May 23, 2017 for the screening of the film 'Hiraki' (Radiance) at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Russian model Irina Shayk poses as she arrives on May 23, 2017 for the screening of the film 'Hiraki' (Radiance) at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
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The Russian supermodel (31) welcomed her first child with partner Bradley Cooper (42) in April - a girl, Lea de Seine - and is already back to her red carpet best.

Shayk took some time away from the spotlight in recent weeks in order to focus on becoming a first-time parent, but marked her return to the spotlight with a glamorous turn in a canary yellow gown by Atelier Versace. The semi-sheer, embellished number featured a plunging neckline and thigh high slit and her appearance is part of work with L'Oreal as a brand ambassador.

Throughout her pregnancy, the Sports Illustrated covergirl largely avoided photographs, instead preferring to keep the experience private, but famously "announced" she was expecting in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in December, where she was sporting a tiny baby bump on the runway in Paris.

Irina Shayk attends the
Irina Shayk attends the "Hikari (Radiance)" screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 23, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Another famous new mother who was expected to appear at Cannes is Cheryl Tweedy, who welcomed a son Bear with boyfriend Liam Payne in March and also works for the French cosmetics giant, but is said to be taking this year out to focus all her attentions on motherhood.

Meanwhile, Shayk is reportedly "in love" with the new arrival, while she and two-time Oscar-nominee Cooper bask in the bliss of becoming new parents.

"She is such a loving and caring mom," a source told E! News. "She is in bliss. Life is good. She can't keep her eyes off her little girl."

"He's just in love. They are both very protective over their baby and are only letting a few close family and friends to see their baby. Irina's family is in town and is helping with the baby. She has help as well around their home."

Irina Shayk attends the
Irina Shayk attends the "Hikari (Radiance)" screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 23, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

The loved-up couple first began dating in 2015 after they both ended high profile relationships - Cooper with British model Suki Waterhouse and Shayk with football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Irina Shayk attends the
Irina Shayk attends the "Hikari (Radiance)" screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 23, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

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