Barcelona Bridal Week went off with a bang last week thanks to top model Irina Shayk, who added a dose of glamour to proceedings as she stormed down the runway as part of the Atelier Pronovias show, which officially closed the four-day festivities. The 29 year-old model set tongues wagging at the show as her appearance came just days after she was spotted kissing rumoured new beau Bradley Cooper.
Bridal Week is a hot ticket in the Spanish city and even more so this year as it marked the event’s 25th anniversary. Over 200 brands showcased their new season wares at the annual event, with 23 labels showing on the runway.
Unsurprisingly, all eyes were on the Sports Illustrated star as she sauntered down the runway in figure-hugging creation hand-crafted with white lace and embellishment reminiscent of the Roberto Cavalli creation Kim Kardashian wore at last week’s Met Gala. Taking over 40 hours to create, the head-turner featured a statement fish tail design, accentuating her hourglass shape, along with a chic cut out detail at the back. Not content with showcasing one look, the model also appeared wearing a classic white floor-length design, modernised with a dramatic matching cape.
Rumours began swirling about Shayk and Bradders after the pair were said to be seen kissing in the early hours of Tuesday morning following the Met Gala. As news broke, the couple kept a low profile at Rihanna’s Met Gala after party but have since been spotted walking down the street together smiling, before going to see a late showing of Broadway show, Hamilton.
Irina was famously in a long-term relationship with Portuguese Real Madrid football player Cristiano Rinaldo before calling time on their relationship in January and Cooper recently split from his model girlfriend of two years, Burberry model Suki Waterhouse. We wonder if seeing Ms Shayk in a glorious white gown will spur Bradley on to a shotgun proposal? Watch this space!
By Naomi Mdudu