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“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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Thank you so much @kegrand and @marcjacobs for another amazing show!! vans @vans @bitton A photo posted by Natalie Westling (@nataliewestling) on Feb 18, 2016 at 8:08pm PST