Olivier Rousteing, Balmain’s Insta-famous creative director, has certainly been “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” This season’s showing at Paris Fashion Week emulated family frontrunner Kim Kardashian West’s signature style, as husband Kanye told Vogue, “she’s the source; the whole collection is based on Kim.” While most of Kanye’s comments are subject to serious debate, just one look at Balmain’s latest line validates this claim. From caped coats to monochromatic matching, form-fitting bustiers to thigh-high boots, Kardashian West’s influence is undeniable. While Kim was noticeably absent from the front row, younger sister Kendall Jenner opened the show sporting platinum Kim-like locks, setting the tone for a collection full of sex appeal and, naturally, Kardashian.

Harnessing celebrity power seems to be a tactic on which Rousteing relies. The designer commissioned a stellar model lineup, which included Gigi Hadid, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio, Joan Smalls and an army of Victoria’s Secret Angels to bring this season’s collection to life. But the array of fashion’s favorite superstars is not the only thing significant about Balmain’s host of models; almost half of the models Rousteing employed were women of color.

The designer has long been outspoken about the need for fashion to be more diverse. He has continuously employed models of varying ethnicities and backgrounds, and this year is no different. But this season’s collection takes it a step further, addressing the need for fashion to include various body types and ages as well. Rousteing produced pieces that embrace women of all shapes and ages, setting the tone for a new kind of sexy.

Much of the collection’s looks accentuate a natural, curvy female figure. Rousteing told Vogue, “Curves are really important today, because the women of today are really curvy, and they’re an inspiration, like hip-hop stars, reality stars.”

Wide belts or tight corsets adorned almost every look, accentuating and exaggerating natural waistlines. Rousteing decorated the female figure with flirty ruffles, which cascaded down silky pants and turtleneck bodices, ornate beading and feathery tassels. The subdued color palette of pale pinks, silvery blues and light grays softened the collection and gave for a girlish, feminine feel. Inspiration for this collection, Rousteing said, came from working with elder models Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell on Balmain’s Spring Ad campaign. While the clothing clung tightly to the slim figures that carried them, they revealed almost no skin, making for an outfit that was both sexy and appropriate for women aged 18 to 58.

Inclusion was the driving force behind Rousteing’s Fall 2016 collection for Balmain. Who better to make the face of inclusion than Kim Kardashian West, the larger-than-life reality star who continuously includes us in her everyday life? Kim represents all women; she is not a “size 0,” she is not white and while she lives an over-the-top lifestyle, she got there on her own volition and closet-cleaning skills (she was hired by Paris Hilton to organize her closet, and the rest is history). But if Rousteing is so adamant on fostering diversity of background, body types and ages on the runway and celebrating a curvaceous female figure, where are the models who share Kardashian West’s body type? If he is going to prioritize diversity and inclusion, he should not stop at skin color. Olivier, if women of today are curvy, put them on your runway.

PS. Women have always been curvy.

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