PARIS — For the first time in several seasons Balmain moved its runway show from Le Grand Hotel in the 9th arrondissement to Hôtel Potocki over in the 8th, the site of which is the former residence of Polish nobility. Swapping one hotel for the other afforded Olivier Rousteing an ever lengthier runway to wend its glittering way through various stately rooms, thereby providing its creative designer a fitting platform in the real world to reach millions of followers in the digital world. Heady times in fashion, surely, and thankfully five models from across the Next network including Binx, Riley Montana, Lineisy Montero, Ruby Aldridge, and Katlin Aas were outfitted (hair extensions, metal corsets, “Kim’s curves,” and all) to walk lockstep with the Balmain Army.

Credits include: Client, Balmain; Collection, Women’s Ready-To-Wear Autumn / Winter 2016; Clothing design, Olivier Rousteing; Hair, Sam McKnight; Makeup, Tom Pecheux; Casting, Jess Hallett; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.