Dolce & Gabbana and Balmain may hail from different cities (that's Milan and Paris, respectively), but both brands can be described as ostentatious, sexy, and feminine. Still, both their shows and after parties had very different vibes. Here, a breakdown of each.
Hosts with the most
Balmain: Olivier Rousteing, 30-year-old fashion wunderkind and selfie-pro.
Dolce & Gabbana: Fashion legends Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana (ages: 58 and 53, respectively).
Location, location, location
Balmain: The trendy Loulou’s restaurant in Paris.
Dolce & Gabbana: An impressive table set on the streets of Milan, outside the brand's new boutique.
Balmain: A couple of Kardashians, a bevy of models - i.e. the #balmainarmy.
Dolce & Gabbana: A multitude of scions.
The A-listBalmain: Kanye and Kim Kardashian West, Soko, Alessandra Ambrosio.
Dolce & Gabbana: Hailey Baldwin, Sofia Richie, Rafferty Law, Sistine Stallone, Talita Von Furstenberg.
Balmain: A family pre-game - Kim and Kourtney got ready together (and have the coordinating outfits to prove it).
Dolce & Gabbana: A segway ride by Sarah Snyder, Dylan Jagger Lee, Pyper America, et al, through the streets of Milan. (#destroymilano)
Balmain: Less embroidery and over-the-top embellishments then we're used to from Rousteing. Lots of draping, bold colors, and snakeskin. Fashion for grown-ups.
Dolce & Gabbana: Light up heels and headgear and D&G logo shirts mixed in with the brand's typical bright colors and romantic prints. Fashion for millennials.
Balmain: Constance Jablonski, actually pulling off that pink-fringed Balmain dress . Dolce & Gabbana: Thylane Blondeau, resplendent in red.
Balmain: Kim Kardashian West's diamond-studded grill.
Dolce & Gabbana: Every guest took home a Dolce & Gabbana clutch.