PARIS — It has been over 42 years since the last successful human lunar mission. Although the three-man crew of Apollo 17 were the last to put their names in the guest register of the planet’s largest natural satellite, Wednesday night at the Grand Palais H&M painted an ambitious portrait that nevertheless reached for the, you guessed it, stars. There was plenty of sparkle to this H&M Studio collection by Ann-Sofie Johansson that was aided in no small part by a silver-suited Caroline de Maigret. The runway program began when the Parisienne of impeccable style strode about the runway made to resemble the surface of the moon replete with various lunar landers before taking up an eventual DJ post in a centrally positioned spacecraft. The massive spectacle of a show was the stuff of prime time, the very demographic H&M has on lock, and was served in kind with marquee performances from Laura Julie, Ola Rudnicka, Hedvig Palm, and Dani Witt. Whomever next pens their names in the lunar register is anyone’s guess, but suffice it to say they will have to live up to the stellar heights achieved by Caroline de Maigret and company.

Credits include: Client, H&M; Collection, H&M Studio Women’s Ready-To-Wear Fall / Winter 2015; Clothing design, Ann-Sofie Johansson; Styling, Robert Rydberg; Hair, Orlando Pita; Makeup, Lisa Butler; Show direction, Alexandre de Betak; Show production, Burea Betak; Casting, John Pfeiffer.