In the immortal words of R. Kelly, after the party comes the after-party — a mantra Balmain's Olivier Rousteing takes quite literally with each passing runway season. His biannual soirées, held following the label's ready-to-wear shows during Paris Fashion Week, tout a guest list that only Rousteing could assemble. There are the "Instagirls" — from Gigi Hadid to Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss to Joan Smalls — as well as a variety of Rousteing-approved VIPs, like Jessica Alba and Kris Jenner. Then, there are the up-and-comers and the newfound additions to the #BalmainArmy; this season, that took the form of Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis, 20-year-old budding actor and celebrity spawn of serial Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis.
But for us normals, Balmain's after-parties can solely be viewed via a screen, most often during a nightly Instagram scroll. The house's fall 2016 shindig, which took place on Thursday evening, was plenty entertaining — even from 3,600-odd miles away. With an assortment of fresh-off-the-runway looks (and some wigs worn as part of the beauty look on the day's catwalk), the party certainly provided for good social media fodder, at the very least.
Click through the gallery below to see what everyone wore.