With Kris Kardashian and Kanye West front row, a bewigged blonde Kendall and brunette Gigi opening the show in head-to-toe powdery lilac - whilst invites sported Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell starring in the latest campaign - Balmain again asserted its position as the French house that delivers knock-out, attention-grabbing, Insta-popping glamour. The light inside the 19th Century Hotel Potocki with its ornate gilt, painted walls and ceilings and shimmering chandeliers had definitely been calibrated to ensure our snaps were super clear.
From behind Gigi came the rest of the Olivier Rousteing Balmain Army - some, not all, in an array of more wigs, including Karlie Kloss and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lily Donaldson and Jourdan Dunn, all in soft suede thigh-high boots or brass buckled high heels, with tiny waists corseted or cinched by wide shiny gold belts. This was all matched with lashings of lace, cascading ruffles and shredded mink fur. Mini crinoline skirts (mini crinis), lavishly embellished fringed mini dresses and striped body suits also helped conjure the decadence of the court of Versailles.