Russian clients stop for a smoke amid the maelstrom.

Every season, there are a few shows that achieve an almost holy aura, where you can imagine people without invites happily selling their soul for a chance to sit fourth row. For a few years,
Balmain has been on this hallowed list. And earlier this week, the scene outside the Hôtel de Ville was enough to make even the most hardened atheist pray for strength. In other words? Holy cow.