Naomi Campbell debuts a new look at the Paris LV show: love it or hate it?

Louis Vuitton Men fashion show

For as long as I can remember, Naomi Campbell has had long (or longish) straight hair. At various times, she’s done a severe long bob, and at times her hair has been crazy long, like down to her waist. For years now, I believe Naomi has relied heavily on wigs and hairpieces because her original hair became too overprocessed, and she reportedly had some hair loss issues too, possibly because of the glue used in weaves. But even with all the options in the world for weaves and wigs, Naomi almost always stuck with pin-straight hair. Until now.

Naomi made a big splash by attending the Louis Vuitton Men’s show in Paris yesterday. She was there to support Virgil Abloh, the latest designer/creative director for LV, and the first black man to hold that position. Abloh is incredibly popular among hot, happening celebrities, and tons of them have been coming out to support Louis Vuitton and Abloh. Naomi is one of them, and she decided to make the LV show happen by debuting this new look: a chopped, curly bowl cut, basically. It’s like a shaggy bowl cut and her hair reminds me a bit of a hairstyle Halle Berry had several years ago.

So, what do you think of it? It’s such a change, and I guess… props to her for getting out of her comfort zone. That being said, I’m not sure this is THE LOOK. Her hair is super-cute, actually, but I’m not sure it’s the best for her long, angular face. Then again, when you’re Naomi, you can pretty much do anything and it’s fine, up to and including beating someone with a phone.

Louis Vuitton : Outside Arrivals - Paris Fashion Week - Menswear F/W 2019-2020

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35 Responses to “Naomi Campbell debuts a new look at the Paris LV show: love it or hate it?”

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  1. Tiffany says:

    Doesn’t matter because at the end of the day, she is freaking Naomi Campbell.

    She can wear a potato sack and still be absolutely stunning.

  2. Charfromdarock says:

    I agree, she looks absolutely gorgeous here as usual.

    I think the cut would have stood out more if the outfit was sleeker.

  3. Josephine says:

    Love the curls, don’t love the highlights.

  4. NicNic says:

    I don’t think anyone gets a say if someone wants to go natural with their hair.

  5. incognito08 says:

    This wig is tragic. It is akin to that monstrosity Alfre Woodard wore in that movie, “Holiday Heart”. Mind you, her character was in the throes of crack addiction in this movie. As much as I love Miss Naomi, I am not riding with her on this look. There are so many great options for natural-looking wigs for Black hair and I am upset that she selected something that doesn’t even remotely resemble it.

    • Lala11_7 says:

      I ain’t trying to be funny…but that’s EXACTLY how my hair would look with those highlights if I did a roller set on large foam rollers….My natural hair is the texture of Kankelon, the CHEAPEST packs…it is what it is…and I LOVE IT!

  6. Lightpurple says:

    Did she do something to her face?

  7. Bren says:

    I seriously thought I was looking at Mary J Blige for a second. But good for her for trying something new.

  8. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I think it needs to be bigger. Imo it’s between what would look best, and this crazy do needs to grow. Other than that I love messy wild hair.

  9. T.Fanty says:

    It ages her, but she is older now, so it also feels kind of appropriate. I think it’s a great look for her.

  10. Biting Panda says:

    Shades of Whitney Houston, The Tragic Years

    • KidV says:

      That was my first thought, the Whitney Houston look, but I actually loved her hair during the tragic years.

  11. Sandra says:

    Ooh, I love it! I am looking forward to the different iterations of this – longer, no highlights. I’m going to enjoy this a lot. Damn she looks beautiful.

  12. Iknow says:

    I do agree with the poster above who said her hair would look great if it were bigger. With that being said, although this is obviously a wig, it is mimicking black, except for the highlights, in its natural state. After seeing her so long in bone-straight, westernized hair, it is a thrill to see Naomi embracing a style like this. As someone who gave up my relaxer two years ago, I welcome her and I’m proud. As strange as it may sound to some who are not black, for Naomi, I’m sure this was a big moment.

    • Lala11_7 says:


      Sometimes…I get actual…TEARS IN MY EYES…at the knowledge that I can FINALLY ROCK NATURAL HAIRSTYLES…NAPPY KITCHENS…EDGES…ALL OF IT!!!!


  13. Aerohead21 says:

    Nope. I don’t like the lighter spots of color and the fact it’s designed to look messy. Then, that coat on top of that dress…nope. The coat is so structured it blocks the flow of that dress. At least, if you want a structured jacket over a long, flowy dress, make the jacket at or above the waist, not longer than.

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  15. Elisa says:

    She is out of this world beautiful and will turn 49 this year. Vampire.
    Recently there were pics published of her beach vacation and her body is insane.
    My only complaint is her outfit which is too messy for my taste.
    Virgil Abloh is not only popular among the hot celebrities: his label Off-White is EVERYWHERE in my city.

  16. KidV says:

    The whole look is very 70’s. Love the hair, the outfit not so much.

  17. Ksweet says:

    I think her hair looks great, and I’m so glad she’s going with a natural look, which I hope will influence more women to do the same. I am a little worried about how thin she is looking; she’s always had the unapologetic, beautiful curves.

  18. Nev says:

    nice change up. QUEEN.

  19. mar says:

    I thought it was Angela Bassett at first, which is a compliment.

  20. Sally says:

    Dreadful. Fright wig-adjacent. Obviously it doesn’t help that I think that whilst she is clearly very blessed genetically she is a pretty awful character…

  21. Bella Bella says:

    I think it is pretty. I’m all for curly hair.

  22. geekychick says:

    What a queen! She looks gorgeous, and I love the new hair! Actually, I love everything here: the face, the hair, the clothes. Everything!