It verged between catwalk and club night - like the shows of the eighties, and Moschino just last week.
Stand out looks:
The quilted jacket/skirt combos, in lemon yellow, black leather and intricately embellished denim.
Oversized chain edged seams and necklines, gold buttons dotted jackets, and the zips which tore through denim off shoulder tops and dresses.
Incredibly strong casting, including Lily McMenamy and Georgia May Jagger, whose mothers were cult icons during the eighties. It became almost nostalgic.
It was as if creative director Olivier Rousteing had rummaged through his mothers old cassettes - this was cult eightiess. Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, The Reflex by Duran Duran and Tell Me Why by Bronski Beat
Dresses and skirts ended in ra-ra skirt frills, sumptuous folds and hedonistic ostrich feathers.
How they wore it:
High-waisted with chained boxing belts, and overalls in pinstripe and leather over unbuttoned white shirts.
The ballroom at the Grand Hotel in Paris - a room made for pure hedonism, and that's exactly with Balmain gave us.
Exploded houndstooth, power pinstripes, and sickly sweet eighties gingham.
Left us wanting:
To pile on the gold chain and take these power suits to the dancefloor.