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Literally everyone in the audience of Valentino's revolutionary Paris Fashion Week haute couture show bawled like a baby.

For one, the iconic supermodel who has been slaying the game for three decades returned to the iconic house of fashion after FOURTEEN YEARS to close the show- Her Royal Highness Naomi Campbell.

Celine Dion is moved to tears by haute couture relatively often, she's an appreciator of art. However, this show moved both Dion and Campbell to tears for it's celebration of black beauty.

Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli designed the stunning collection, which saw each model inspired by a beautiful flower, and featured bold and bright colours, diversity and petal eyelashes.

Celine Dion is an ebullient presence at every fashion week she attends, giving thumbs up to paparazzi when she's impressed and occasionally jumping for joy.

She couldn't help the tears from falling watching Piccioli's work, modelled by women of every ethnicity, but when Naomi walked down the catwalk in a sheer black dress, Dion WEPT.

It was one of couture's most diverse line-ups ever, with 39 black women walking. Picciolo said of his collection;

“Couture is the way that you can evaluate the uniqueness of life, but it was never meant to be for black women. It was meant for just white women. This is a celebration of black beauty.” 

Campbell wept silently as Picciolo was given a standing ovation at the finale, she has witnessed the inherent racism in the industry since she began.

The iconic supermodel broke down barriers, and was one of the first black women on the covers of high fashion magazines and on their runways.

The billowing gowns were modelled by Alek Wek, Liya Kebede, Adut Akech, Duckie Thot, Akiima, Sabah Koj and Ayak Veronica, among other powerful, high fashion faces.

The soundtrack was soul icon Roberta Flack’s The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face, which matched the emotional ambience perfectly.

The subversion of the racial norm was clearly hugely important to Naomi Campbell, who praised the designer on her Instagram;

“Congratulations on a historical moment, done in such an elegant manner no words needed to be said. Blessed to be part of such an incredible, spellbinding moment.”

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Paris fashion week has one of the worst records when it comes to casting diverse models.

Data gathered by The Fashion Spot revealed that just 15.6 percent of models in the Spring 2015 shows were women of colour, making Paris the least inclusive of any fashion week.

It's easy to see why both Celine and Naomi were overcome with emotion, given the immense occasion.

Image credit: Harper's Bazaar

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Look – he's one of the world's most successful designers, with an incredible career spanning more than half a century.

In short, Valentino Garavani, now also aged 83, has nothing to prove.

So if he wants to step out with skin the colour of a sweet and ripe satsuma, more power to him, we say. 

Of course, it probably didn't help that he was standing beside Anne Hathaway – a woman who very much champions the pale and interesting look.

The duo were both at the famed Pacha nightclub on the island of Ibiza yesterday for the Flower Power party – where the the dress-code was floral.

Valentino happily sported a striking navy and white shirt with flower motifs from his own collection (natch), but Ms Hathaway, 32, merely nodded to the trend with a small, white bag with a subtle floral design.

She and the designer are long-standing friends, with Valentino previously saying she's like a daughter to him. 

He created her incredible pink-blush wedding gown for her 2012 nuptials to actor Adam Shulman, and also dressed her for the 2013 Academy Awards – where she picked up the Best Supporting Actress gong for Les Misérables.

 

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Zayn Malik wasn’t the only former boy band member in attendance as Valentino unveiled their Spring Summer 2016 menswear collection in Paris on Wednesday.

Joe Jonas was also at the event, although he didn’t cause quite as much chaos with his fans outside the show.

The Italian brand described Zayn as “front row ready” on their Instagram page as he sported a smart knee-length jacket over a crisp white shirt and dress pants. The ex-One Direction star paired the fashionable look with his now bleached blonde hair.

Both Zayn and Joe were lucky enough to be sitting front row at the event and looked quite the street style icons as Joe chose a bold print for the major fashion occasion.

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They arrived in Rome three days ago for a mother-daughter jaunt – and Reese Witherspoon and Ava Phillippe have already bumped into some very famous faces.

Dining at the well-known Il Bolognese near Pizza del Popolo in the centre of the city, they ran into none other than Valentino Garavani.

The 83-year-old designer, a native of Rome, looked dapper in a light tweed suit, blue shirt, and dark blue tie.

Meanwhile, the Oscar-winning actress wore a blue and white skirt, white top and white blazer. Her 15-year-old daughter, to whom she bears a striking resemblance, donned a white lace dress.

The duo, who are also joined by Reese’s own mother, Betty, have certainly been enjoying the sights and sounds of the Eternal City: both have been posting images to their respective Instagram accounts. Indeed, Ms Witherspoon's first post was of a delicious-looking pizza.

Reese, 39, seemed particularly taken with the churches on offer, singling out St Ignatius and St Peter’s as her favourites.

She, Ava, and Betty are staying at the swish, five-star Hotel Hassler near the Spanish Steps. There, the two-bed, 400sqm penthouse suite costs an eye-watering €15,000 a night.

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Happy anniversary, Mr and Mrs West! Yes, Kim and Kanye have been married for a whole year – and the reality TV star has been sharing throwback snaps of her wedding weekend online.

And while they married in an elaborate €10m ceremony at an estate near Florence, the day before – May 23 – they also attended a brunch reception hosted by Valentino at his spectacular 17th-century Château de Wideville just outside of Paris.

This morning, Kim took to Instagram to share never-released-before images of the day. She can be seen posing up with her then soon-to-be husband, Italian-born designer Valentino, and Giancarlo Giammetti – the fashion house's honorary president. 

In total, a group of 20 – mostly clad in Valentino – was in attendance. Naturally, her sisters Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, and Kylie were all present – as was her mother, Kris, and grandmother, Mary Jo.

Her stepfather, Bruce Jenner, did not go along, opting instead to stay in central Paris to rest and relax before the big day itself.

At an intimate launch for Valentino: At The Emperor's Table, a big, glossy book released last year, Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley revealed that Valentino only arranged to hold the day-time soiree when he met Kim briefly at the Met Ball in New York on May 5 – less than three weeks before the event itself took place. 

He also said that the brunch kicked-off at 1pm, but had wrapped up two-and-a-half hours later.

Mr West, 37, proposed to Ms Kardashian on her 33rd birthday in October 2013, renting out San Francisco’s AT&T Park for the occasion. It was Kanye's first wedding, though Kim has been married twice before. 

 

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There has been so much speculation surrounding Kimye’s wedding, especially around Kim Kardashian’s wedding dress.

Many thought that she would be opt for an Alexander McQueen or Valentino dress, but it seemed The Keeping Up with The Kardashians star chose to wear a Givenchy Haute Couture gown for her special day.

The the bride-to-be looked happy as she walked down the aisle towards her husband-to-be Kanye, in the lace long-sleeved wedding dress with a revealing cut out back.

Kim you look stunning!

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Everyone was surprised by Jay-Z and Beyonce’s decision, not to make an appearance on Kanye and Kim’s special day. But we doubt this is nothing compared to Rob’s shock snub.

It’s been revealed that Kim’s brother Rob Kardashian, decided to fly back to L.A. on Saturday, avoiding both the pre-wedding dinner and the actual wedding ceremony.

Apparently Rob was less than impressed with the extravagance surrounding Kimye’s big day and called the celebrations “superficial bullsh-t”.

According to sources, the 27-year-old decided to fly back to L.A. following a row with Kim before the pre-wedding lunch at the designer Valentino’s chateau.

“Rob said he was sickened by Kim and Kanye’s display of wealth and clothes and beauty and called it ‘superficial bulls***’ but Kim was pissed that Rob hadn’t made an effort to drop any weight over the past few months. Rob basically thinks Kim cares about him only for his appearance and he said he’d ‘make life easier’ for her and just leave.”

Rob responded to criticisms about his weight on Twitter during the week by saying that he “is a grown man and will work on myself when i choose”.

Rob was spotted in LAX airport yesterday looking upset and refusing to answer any questions surrounding his family or Kim’s wedding nuptials.

Rob wasn’t the only one not to make an appearance at Kim and Kanye’s wedding, as Beyonce revealed through a Instagram selfie that she was not attending.

But after the controversial selfie, the singer then decided to post a picture of Kanye, Kim and North on Instagram.

She captioned the shot with a sweet message: “Wishing you a lifetime of unconditional love. God bless your beautiful family.”

Well at least things seem to be good between Bey and Kimye, we just hope Kim and Rob will work things out soon.

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Katy Perry decided to give her fans a sneak peek of her Prismatic world tour wardrobe this week.

Katy uploaded three outfit sketches onto her Instagram account, which were each created by three high profile designers.

The latest release is by Jeremy Scott who designed a Moschino ’80s outfit, with bright yellow leggings and an emoji-printed jacket.

Perry also released two sketches of glamorous dresses by Italian designers, Valentino and Roberto Cavalli.

It looks like it’s going to be a glamorous world tour.

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