Naomi Campbell sashays down runway for Cavalli

COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press Published:

MILAN (AP) -- Naomi Campbell sashayed down the Cavalli runway in a barebacked sequined maxi-dress that summed up the designer's new look.

Roberto Cavalli's womenswear collection for next winter, previewed on the last day of Milan Fashion Week on Monday, struck a balance between the soft silhouette of full maxi skirts and dresses in flowing fabrics and the more structured look of a brocade mini-dress.

As usual, animal motifs played a central role, be it in the form of a leopard print or an alligator necklace.

Cavalli matched full dresses with tiered skirts with loose pajama pants, a coupling popular this season. Mixing materials, a mini-dress featured leather bodice reminiscent of armor, a look popular in Milan, that transitioned into a fur skirt.

Mod leather caps finished many of the looks. Short sleeves and bare arms are in for next winter, but Cavalli provided a hedge against the cold: long leather gloves.

Campbell's shimmering garnet number trailed enticingly down the runway -- a sure sign the supermodel's career is still going strong.

"I am here because Roberto seduces me," said Campbell, 41.