It was the most hotly-anticipated show of Paris Fashion Week and, once again, the Balmain presentation didn’t disappoint.
The luxury French brand’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, got a host of his A-list pals to model his autumn/winter 2016 designs, including Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lily Donaldson, Joan Smalls and Lindsey Wixson.
However, despite the star-studded line-up, the girls failed to crack a smile and looked rather miserable as they flaunted the unseasonally colourful wares.
Kendall rocked what appeared to be a blonde wig complete with roots, which was similar to the one recently worn by sister Kim Kardashian.
The 20-year-old reality star suffered an embarrassing wardrobe mishap as her nipples were clearly visible through her striped grey figure-hugging top.
The flamboyant outfit featured a feathered bodice, floor-sweeping cape and over-the-knee pastel hued boots.
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It was the most hotly-anticipated show of Paris Fashion Week and, once again, the Balmain presentation didn’t disappoint. Jourdan Dunn, left, Kendall Jenner, centre, and Gigi Hadid, right took to the runway
Kendall Jenner sported dirty blonde coloured tresses, pictured left, while Jourdan Dunn, right, kept her natural hair colour
Karlie Kloss, pictured left, rocked the underwear as outerwear trend in a pastel pink corset and see-through lace trousers complete with frills while Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, right, flaunted a black and gold embellished top
Karlie Kloss flaunted her assets in a baby pink corset and wore a large plastic choker around her neck
Meanwhile, her best friend Gigi, also 20, transformed with long curled brunette hair, rather than her usual blonde, which also appeared to be a wig.
She strutted in front of the celebrity-packed crowd, which included Kris Jenner, Kanye West, Kate Hudson’s ex Matt Bellamy, Kelly Rowland, Olivia Palermo and fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni in a high-necked dark lilac bodice, suede thigh-high boots in camel and a dramatic cape, complete with shoulder pads.
London-born stunner Jourdan Dunn kept her natural hair colour and dazzled in a blush pink mini dress complete with a metallic gold belt and super-high boots. The 25-year-old mother-of-one kept her make-up simple, helping to showcase her natural beauty.
Former Victoria’s Secret model Karlie Kloss sported one of the most jaw-dropping looks of the season.
The 23-year-old businesswoman donned a cleavage-boosting corset, sheer lace trousers that had frill detailing down the sides and a satin cape.
Adding even more interest to her unusual get-up, Taylor Swift’s best friend had a large plastic choker tied around her neck.
Lily Donaldson, pictured left, and Alessandra Ambrosio, right, also appeared to swap hair colours for the hotly-anticipated presentation
Porcelain-skinned beauty Lily Donaldson looked like the ultimate femme fatale with her raven flowing curls
Gigi, also 20, looked quite different with long curled brunette hair, rather than her usual blonde, which also appeared to be a wig
London-born Jourdann Dunn, 25, walked the runway in a dramatic rose-pink jacket with shoulder pads and a tight corset
The audience had to do a double take when Gigi Hadid, pictured left, and Kendall Jenner, right, stepped onto the catwalk
Jourdan Dunn, pictured left, Kendall Jenner, centre, and Lindsey Wixson, right were amongst the A-list famous faces on the runway
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked unrecognisable with dark brunette tresses as she modelled a high-necked top with gold embellishments
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks downcast she parades around the runway at the end of the Balmain spectacular
Alessandra Ambrosio, pictured left, and Joan Smalls, right, made up the A-list studded line-up for Balmain’s autumn/winter 16 show
Kendall Jenner suffered an embarrassing wardrobe mishap during the presentation as her nipples were clearly visible through her grey top
Double take: Gigi Hadid, left, and Kendall Jenner, right, appeared to have swapped hair colours as GIgi went dark and Kendall went blonde
Meanwhile, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Lily Donaldson also had their famous glossy blonde tresses hidden underneath dark raven wigs.
Jason Statham’s 28-year-old fiancée looked unrecognisable with her long locks styled in a striking centre parting.
Rosie modelled a high-necked sheer top complete with ornate gold embellishments, a black mini skirt with bead detailing and black tights.
Lily, 29, from London, channelled the ultimate femme fatale in a bodycon black dress with cut-out detailing on the shoulders and pretty frills across the bust.
Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio made her way onto the runway in a netted candyfloss pink top with frills along the sleeves and lace trousers, which revealed her large underpants.
The 34-year-old’s iconic brunette curls were also ditched in favour of a lighter shade.
Following the show, which also include Joan Smalls, Binx Walton, Sara Sampaio and Lindsey Wixson, creative director Olivier Rousteing made his way onto the stage to loud cheers and applause from the crowd.
Olivier Rousteing poses with his Balmain army backstage, which includes Kendall Jenner, Alessandra Ambrosio, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Cindy Bruna, Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss
Backstage fun: Olivier Rousteing poses for a photo with his Balmain army including a newly-blonde Kendall Jenner, far left
Kendall flaunted her temporary blonde tresses on the catwalk as she modelled a black lace body-hugging dress and camel boots
Victoria’s Secret AngelSara Sampaio, centre, and Topshop muse Binx Walton, right, modelled ornate black and gold garments
A brunette Gigi Hadid, dressed in a jewel and pearl-adorned top, looks solemn at the end of the Balmain showcase
Behind the scenes: A blonde Kendall Jenner maintained her sultry composure backstage in a black corseted minidress
Picture perfect: Lindsey Wixson and Alessandra Ambrosio pose for a selfie while backstage at the Balmain showcase
Lyndsey, left, and Alessandra, right, are pretty in rose pink and ruffles as they pose backstage at Paris Fashion Week
Rousteing is also just as popular behind the scenes as he is on the FROW, and his star-studded line-up is down to the fact that Karlie, Rosie, Gigi and Kendall are his friends.
The 25-year-old designer has something of a reputation for maxmimalism, not one to shy away from piling on the details with ruffles, pearls and fringing. This was evident in Gigi Hadid’s floor-length gown that was dripping in pearls, and Kendall Jenner’s laced-up fur corset.
While the collection received a rousing review from the FROW, it had a mix reception from the fashion press.
Style commentator Simon Glazin told FEMAIL: ‘Since taking over the House of Balmain in 2011, Olivier Rousteing has done some marvelous things. Not least, dressing Cher head-to-toe in his monochrome diamond print, but also carrying on the uber luxe vibe of the brand with aplomb.
‘The problem now though, is where does he go from here?
‘Unfortunately, the most remarkable thing to happen in this latest show is that Kendall wore blonde hair, and Gigi went brunette. The clothes came second.
Models stormed the catwalk in elaborate fringed frocks, ruffled blouses, fur-adorned mini skirts and nude accessories
Cut-away shoulder detailing, metallic waist belts, sheer lace and a muted colour palette were key themes throughout the show
The colour palette for autumn/winter 2016 featured candyfloss pinks, metallic blue, classic black, muted grey and iridescent blue
French fashion designer and Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing is cheered onto the stage following the presentation
Olivier Rousteing walks onto the stage to loud cheers as his models exit the presentation at Paris Fashion Week
Pink’s not just for spring! Models stormed the runway in the summery hue complete with camel coloured accessories
Pretty in pink: Model friends Jourdan Dunn and Karlie Kloss wear matching shades of pink as they pose for photos backstage
A make-up artist makes the finishing touches to model Jourdan Dunn, 25, before she takes to the runway for the Balmain showcase
Following the show, creative director Olivier Rousteing made his way onto the stage to loud cheers and applause from the crowd
Ready to go: Lindsey Wixson is attended to by a stylist, while wearing a pink pannier-style skirt and tassle-adorned top
Ready to go: Models pose backstage ahead of the show. Rousteing’s fans on Twitter heaped praised on his new collection
A make-up artist puts the final touches to Topshop muse Binx Walton, who sported bleached blonde hair and a biker jacket
‘We know that Rousteing can cut a brilliant collection – we’ve seen it in the rising sales of Balmain over the last couple of years – but this offering seemed pretty static.
‘We’ve seen his lace corseting before, a few times in fact, and the angel hair fringing was first seen a few seasons ago. Dramatic shoulders, too, are something Rousteing is relying on to bring the fab factor. But in actual fact, we want more.
‘The pastel colour palette was pretty, and I imagine the boots will sell well, but Balmain needs to move forward now, in a big way. The days of adding a serious waist belt or a ruffle down trouser legs might well be over. Come on Olivier, let’s see something new!’
Fans on Twitter heaped praised on the line with one admirer writing: ‘So amazing, @Balmain and @ORousteing ♥ I am absolutely in love with all these outfits !!! #BALMAINFW16 #balmainArmy.’
While another added: ‘@karliekloss you were truly stunning and gorgeous at the #BALMAINFW16’.
One fashion fan said: ‘The question is: why is Kendall so pretty. #BALMAINFW16.’
Kris Jenner, dressed in a chocolate brown fur coat and gold sequin dress, took to the FROW to cheer on daughter Kendall
Matt Bellamy, Kris Jenner, Kanye West and Virgil Abloh were given the best seats in the house for the Balmain showcase
Enjoying the show? Kris Jenner takes a snap while son-in-law Kanye West looks on as the models march down the runway
Kris Jenner chats to her son-in-law Kanye West, hidden under a grey hooded top, ahead of the Balmain presentation in Paris
Not in the mood? Kanye West, centre, looked solemn as he sat in between mother-in-law Kris Jenner and Virgil Abloh ahead of the show
Matt Bellamy and Kris Jenner share a joke, left, as Kanye West makes his way to his seat, right, ahead of the Paris Fashion Week show
Other famous faces included former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland, pictured left, and Muse frontman Matt Bellamy and his girlfriend Elle Evans, right
Blogger Kristina Bazan, pictured left, socialite Olivia Palermo, centre, and trendsetter Chiara Ferragni, right, were also in attendance