20 March 2016
Balmain Autumn/Winter 2016-17 Pursuit of Perfection
Pursuit of perfection and delivering the old-school, high-voltage sex appeal of the supers is Rousteing's game. And he delivered again. Mini crinoline skirts (mini crinis), lavishly embellished fringed mini dresses and striped body suits also helped conjure the decadence of the court of Versailles. 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.With Kris Jenner 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.