Couture Fashion Week: Pregnant supermodel Erin O’Connor walks the runway in Paris

She said it was her 'last hurrah' until the baby arrives

Erin O’Connor just walked the runway at Couture Fashion Week while heavily pregnant.

The 40-year-old supermodel, who is currently expecting her second child with partner Steve Gibson, took part in Schiaparelli’s spring/summer 2019 couture show in Paris yesterday.

Taking to Instagram, O’Connor posted a number of photos of her wearing an enormous pink tulle dress and revealed that her appearance on the runway would be her last before she gives birth.

“One last hurrah at the Paris Opera house before the wee scamp arrives,” she wrote.

Walking alongside Victoria Secret model Taylor Hill and actor Farida Khelfa, O’Connor wore a tiered pink gown that was so vast it completely swamped her pregnancy bump.

In fact, it was so big that it also concealed the fact she was wearing a comfortable pair of trainers, as she revealed in a separate Instagram post.

“I am wearing an expression of calm…I am also wearing @schiaparelli couture with converse boots. Dreams can come true!!” she confessed.

O'Connor kept the news of her pregnancy private until November, when she revealed her baby bump at a BAFTA party.

The model chose to do the same during her pregnancy in 2014, when she gave fans a first glimpse of her baby bump on the red carpet.

Speaking of the news at the time, she told Hello!: “Nobody knew. This is my first outing. It was a well kept secret. Thank God for all those winter coats. I just thought I'd come out with a bang.”

This isn’t the first time a pregnant model has taken to the catwalk.

In September 2018, a number of designers chose to include heavily pregnant women in their shows, including Lily Aldrige, who walked for Brandon Maxwell, and Slick Woods, who appeared in Rihanna's Savage x Fenty lingerie show.

It later transpired that Woods was actually in the early stages of labour during the runway show and gave birth to her son just 14 hours later.

Alongside a photo of her modelling the lingerie line, she wrote: “A lewk, 14 hours of labour, and a king is born.

“This is the face of a WOMAN IN LABOUR, we hold s**t down most of us don’t even know how much we’re going through."

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