Vans Ambassador Natalie Westling Opens Louis Vuitton Show

Nineteen-year-old Natalie Westling is starting off 2016 with a bang. The model was named a Vans ambassador in January and stars in a new ad campaign for their Sk8-Hi sneakers. Fun fact: She also has a tattoo of the Vans logo on her arm.

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On Wednesday, Westling opened the Louis Vuitton show held at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. She came out in fire-red shiny leather pants and black-and-white lace-up lug-sole boots.

Louis Vuitton Fall 2016 Shoes On The Runway
Paris Fashion Week Day 9: Louis Vuitton RTW fall ’16 runway collection.
CREDIT: Giovanni Giannoni/Fairchild.

This isn’t Westling’s first foray into high fashion by any means. She has walked in plenty of runway shows for the likes of Marc Jacobs, Prabal Gurung, Saint Laurent, Max Mara and many more. She’s also appeared in magazines including Vogue, W and i-D.


Westling recently told Footwear News that having a skateboarding background has helped her with modeling.

“Skating was actually my ‘training’ in a way, because I could be on-set and perform whatever moves with better reflexes than I could’ve otherwise,” she said.

Click through the gallery to see the full Louis Vuitton fall ’16 collection.

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