Inside the Weekend's Wildest, Most Exclusive Paris Fashion Week Parties

There was a LOT of Balmain, predictably.
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There was a LOT of Balmain, predictably.

Just last week, we waxed poetic on the prevalence of ritzy, seemingly mandatory Paris Fashion Week parties, like Vogue and Instagram's model-studded dinner on Wednesday evening. Why Paris routinely plays host to some of the season's most raucous parties isn't entirely clear, but I'm guessing it has something to do with its position at the very end of Fashion Month. After four weeks spent commuting by airplane, noshing on room service and forcing small talk with strangers, the absolute last thing I'd want to do is strap myself into a bedazzled Balmain dress and dance on a table — but then again, these models, editors and designers have the individual staminas of a Triple Crown-winning racehorse.

Over the weekend, our Instagram feeds were flooded with two of Paris's buzziest soirées: Balmain's spring 2016 after-party on Friday, and Vogue Paris's 95th anniversary celebration on Saturday. Many of the same faces attended both, predictably including the "Instagirl"-friendly crew of Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin and both Bella and Gigi Hadid (though, tragically, 16-year-old Anwar Hadid was no where in sight). There was also quite a bit of straight-off-the-runway Balmain, even at the Vogue Paris bash, which isn't necessarily surprising. Much like when it comes to Taylor Swift's girl gang, who isn't a member of Olivier Rousteing's "Balmain Army" these days?

We've compiled 15 of the weekend's best looks — via Instagram — from both the Balmain and Vogue Paris parties. Scroll through below to see them all.

Jourdan Dunn in Balmain

Hailey Baldwin in Balmain

Gigi and Bella Hadid in Balmain

Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner and Lily Donaldson in Balmain

Olivier Rousteing and Kris Jenner in Balmain

Lena Perminova in Balmain and Jared Leto

Kendall Jenner in Chanel

Lily Aldridge in Alexandre Vauthier

Suki Waterhouse in Temperley London

Zoe Kravitz in Balenciaga

Kanye West, Travis Scott and Rihanna

Hailey Baldwin in Balmain

Gigi Hadid in Versace

Zendaya in Katherine Mavridis

Bella Hadid in Balmain