Kendall Jenner took to the Balmain catwalk yesterday
And for once, the 18-year-old model was forced to break her family ban rule, as mum Kris, Kim Kardashian and brother-in-law Kanye West were all on the front row to watch the rising model star in Olivier Rousteing's raunchy spring summer 2015 show.
Taking Rihanna as inspiration – specifically that sheer mesh top the singer wore at the Balmain after party last year, which ended up getting more publicity than the show itself – the Balmain creative director wanted to celebrate women who are 'proud of their bodies and unafraid to explore sensuality and transparency' in his SS15 show.
'You have to admire the way so many of these stars turn the tables on censorship,' the designer explained in the show notes.
As such, models, Kendall included, came down the catwalk in totally transparent dresses, tops and skirts save for strips of black arranged in grid-like formations.
Then there were slinky jumpsuits, cut-away blazers and ab-flashing crop tops, all of which managed to ooze sexiness without baring too much. We can definitely see the likes of Rihanna, Kendall et al wearing this collection straight from the catwalk.
As a young, internet savvy 28-year-old, Rousteing knows exactly who to put on his catwalk – and on the front row – to get maximum publicity. Alongside Kendall and the Kardashian clan, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley made her fashion week comeback – and looked totally knockout in a cut-out scarlet jumpsuit – as well as Jourdan Dunn and Karlie Kloss.
It was certainly the starriest show of fashion month yet, and one that's going to be hard to beat…
By Olivia Marks