There are all the telltale signs of a new life: boxes from Bonpoint, bunches of white roses and a photograph of a newborn foot on the mantelpiece. Natalia Vodianova’s son Maxim was born six weeks ago, her fourth child, after Lucas, Neva and Viktor, and the first by her new partner, Antoine Arnault (chief executive of Berluti and heir to the LVMH luxury conglomerate). Perhaps it’s inevitable that when a supermodel has a baby, the rules are different. Vodianova sits on a white sofa in her Paris apartment dressed in slim trousers and heels. She doesn’t just look as if she’s recovered well from birth, but as though she’s never given birth at all. “Thanks, Mum!” she laughs, grateful for her genes. Anyway, in Vodianova’s world, six weeks is a lifetime. Ten days after Maxim was born, she hosted a fundraising event for her charity Naked Heart Foundation at the Grand Palais in Paris, wearing a red Dior trouser suit with a tiny waist. “I was like,” she fist pumps the air, “yessssss!” Leading a charity is Vodianova’s other occupation, when she’s not designing an underwear range for Etam or modelling for global brands.
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