30 Photos That Prove Black Girls Slayed the Paris Haute Couture Runways

This past week, the fashion glitterati flocked to Paris, where a bevy of high profile designers sent their haute couture garments down the runway. And although diversity remains a hot button issue within the industry, we were happy to see so many Black beauties represent on the catwalk. If you needed proof that they slayed in more ways than one, look no further than these runway portraits! 

Nikki Brown Jul, 07, 2017

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Naomi Campbell made headlines when she walked the Azzedine Alaia fashion show.

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Selena Forrest served in straightened tresses on the Valentino 2017-2018 Fall/Winter Haute Couture runway. 

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Chantal Monaghan walked the runway during the Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show.

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Adwoa Aboah shined during the Fendi Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show.

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Maria Borges smized her way down the Ulyana Sergeenko Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 runway. 

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Lineisy Montero looked like a queen on the lie Saab Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 runway. 

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Cindy Bruna stuns on the Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 runway. 

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TWA goals spotted on the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 runway.

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Brown skin poppin'! How gorgeous is this beauty, spotted at the Monique Lhuillier Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2018 show.

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To say we were happy to see cornrows on the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 runway would be an understatement. 

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Au naturel beauty was the makeup theme for Monique Lhuillier's Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2018 show.

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This model captured everyone's attention at the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show. 

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Before hitting the Maison Anggy Haif Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018, this model gave cameras an up close look at her runway ready makeup. 

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We're obsessed with the creamy lipstick on this Black beauty at the Ulyana Sergeenko Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show.

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This model mesmorized in tribal-looking face makeup at the Gyunel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show.

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Smoky eye goals spotted on the Ulyana Sergeenko Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 runway. 

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No hair? Don't care! This stunning model killed it on the Ulyana Sergeenko Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 runway. 

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Poppin' melanin spotted on the Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 runway. 

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We couldn't take our eyes off of this beauty, spotted on the Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 runway. 

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We spotted this gorgeous TWA on the Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 runway. 

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Who could ignore these beautiful coils on the Fendi Haute Couture runway?

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This Black beauty served major eyebrow goals on the Fendi Haute Couture runway. 

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This beauty smoldered in merlot-hued lipstick on the Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 runway. 

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One beauty slays in a high top fade at the Kithe Brewster Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show. 

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A catwalker spotted in a floral headpiece at the Imane Ayissi Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show.

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Another Black beauty dons flowers on her head for the Imane Ayissi Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show.

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A standing ovation for this beauty, spotted on the Imane Ayissi Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 runway. 

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This beautiful model blocked the haters in this ornate headpiece for the Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show.

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This model's magenta lipstick popped on the Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 runway. 

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A brown beauty dons an ornate mask for the Eymeric Francois Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show.