At this point in the season, everyone just wants to be wowed. After nearly a month of shows, there’s something to be said for a bit of spectacle alongside the clothes and accessories the crowd’s actually come to see. So Carol Lim and Humberto Leon‘s Kenzo show, held at l’université Pierre et Marie Curie on the outskirts of Paris, was exactly what people wanted: fun—and cupcakes!
Tickets to the show were color coordinated to match each floor of the open interior, as well as the frosting on the cupcakes whipped up by Magnolia’s bakers (flown to Paris, from New York, just for the show). Each level of the university’s connected by diagonal escalators and staircases, so the models hopped on and off before making their way around the building and assembling in a square formation at the bottom.
The clothes, of course, were darling. Karlie Kloss opened the show in a tiger printed sweatshirt paired with a layered skirt, followed by a string of stellar prints. There were purple and white grapes on black and white clothes, and geometric patterns, but more square than in their debut collection. There were mismatched prints and wide leg silk pants in both striped and color blocked silk and dozens of wristlet clutches. Colors ranged from bright yellow to deep magenta, with mustard yellow, navy blue, forest green and an iridescent lurex thrown in the mix. If you don’t see something you like, well, look again.