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Demna Gvasalia's haute debut blended heritage and modernity to create a new vision of couture for the modern age. Balenciaga’s 50th collection presented an elevation of everyday codes through architectural silhouettes recalling the iconic shapes and drapes of Mr. Balenciaga himself. The Maison’s first show in 54 years returned to the very salon of the past at a reconstructed atelier on Paris’ Avenue George V with a star-studded FROW including Bella Hadid, Salma Hayek and a cloth-covered Kanye in attendance. Taking place in complete silence, the runway saw a cast of enigmatic characters adorn subversive made-to-measure pieces that ranged from bathrobes to ballgowns.