Mimicking a movie premiere, Balenciaga invited guests to the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris to watch a Hollywood-style live red carpet on the screen. Just outside, friends, celebrities and even members of the French maison wore looks from the 60-plus piece spring-summer 2022 collection. Those modelling included actor Elliot Page, rapper Cardi B, and French award-winning actress Isabelle Hupert dressed in creative director Demna Gvasalia’s signature aesthetic of dramatic proportions and severe silhouettes.
The accessories were what stole the show. The Space Shoe, a highly stylised, futuristic derby, as well as The Cagole Boot in highlighter hues, inspired by the house’s leather bags were particularly clever, while the new Triplet Bag, basically an XXL triple-compartment flap bag was also hard to miss.