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PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Models walk the runway during the Rick Owens show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 1, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Models walk the runway during the Rick Owens show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 1, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
Models wear creations for American designer Rick Owens' as part of his Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Models walks the runway during the Rick Owensshow as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 1, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Models walks the runway during the Rick Owensshow as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 1, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Models walks the runway during the Rick Owensshow as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 1, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Models walks the runway during the Rick Owensshow as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 1, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
Models wear creations for American designer Rick Owens' as part of his Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Models wear creations for American designer Rick Owens' as part of his Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Kendall Jenner wears a creation for Balmain as part of the Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Isabeli Fontana walks the runway during the Balmain show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 1, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the Balmain show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 1, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Balmain show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 1, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
A model wears a creation for Balmain as part of his Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A model wears a creation for Balmain as part of his Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Kendall Jenner wears a creation for Balmain as part of his Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Models wear creations for Balmain as part of their Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A model wears a creation for Chloe as part of her Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, Thursday Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A model wears a creation for Chloe as part of her Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week in Paris, Thursday Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
A model wears a creation for Chloe as part of her Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week in Paris, Thursday Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
A model wears a creation for Chloe as part of her Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week in Paris, Thursday Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
A model holds a handbag for Chloe as part of her Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, Thursday Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A model wears a creation for Chloe as part of her Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week in Paris, Thursday Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Chloe show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 1, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
A model wears a creation for Chloe as part of her Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, Thursday Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway during the Lanvin show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 1, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
A model wears a creation for Lanvin as part of his Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Models wear creations for Lanvin as part of his Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model, dress detail, walks the runway during the Lanvin show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 1, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
A model wears a creation for Lanvin as part of his Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A model wears a creation for Lanvin as part of his Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model, dress detail, walks the runway during the Lanvin show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 1, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Models, belt detail, walks the runway during the Lanvin show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on October 1, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
A model wears a creation for Lanvin as part of his Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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PARIS (AP) — Celebrity is in the air at Paris Fashion Week as Rihanna — in a baggy black hoody, shades and sandals — arrived low-key at Charles de Gaulle airport but triggered a paparazzi scrum nonetheless. Meanwhile, Kendall Jenner stole the show at Balmain with actress Jada Pinkett Smith and singer Joe Jonas looking on.

Here are the highlights of Thursday's ready-to-wear spring-summer shows:

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RICK OWENS GETS SAUCY (AGAIN)

Fashion master Rick Owens continued to add to his reputation as one of the more provocative designers in Paris — with his bawdy collection that at several instances saw a real model's crotch strapped around another model's face or neck.

With the aid of black and gray banding, the upside down surrogate model was thus attached to her evening host.

The audience gasped and chuckled.

Owens' was making a statement about how we put clothes on without thinking, and what might happen if the clothes put the body on (although the sexual innuendo perhaps drowned this meaning out for some).

Aside from this message, there was some interesting looks that demonstrated the American designer's flair, such as a sweeping black graphic sleeveless jacket, or voluminously draped swirls of gray, muted pink and taupe fabric that created abstract forms on the torso.

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KENDALL JENNER

Kim Kardashian was the talk of Balmain last season sporting a new blond hairstyle — and this time it was her half-sister Jenner's turn to rock the crowds from the runway.

Modeling for two looks — a space-age '60s jumpsuit and a geometric lattice dress — Kendall had all eyes on her. Pinkett Smith, meanwhile, stunned with slick-back hair in a cinched waist olive green Balmain sweater and ultra mini.

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BALMAIN'S AGGRESSIVE FEMININITY

Balmain's Olivier Rousteing showcased the sexual power of the strong, independent woman in his no-holds-barred styles at the Thursday afternoon show.

Using the colors of the pigments of ancient civilizations — malachite green, golden sienna, Egyptian blue, and white— as well as suedes and jewels, Balmain's 29-year-old showman channeled a warrior.

Strapped, cinched waists and square belt buckles followed diagonal bands across the torso and huge metal neck-plates evoked a war princess. Slits and meshes, meanwhile, exposed sections of delicate skin. It was a nice contrast.

Then there were the ruffles. Huge, billowing, tiered ruffles peppered the show like on one caramel column dress, or a black leather skirt. It put the clock to the '70s and shows that unapologetic Rousteing certainly doesn't do things by half.

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SINGER CAROLINE VREELAND PERFORMS AT SWAROVSKI BIRTHDAY

Rising music star Caroline Vreeland performed to cheers at the glitziest party of Paris Fashion Week so far: Swarovksi's 120th birthday.

The VIP-filled soiree on Wednesday night also celebrated the release of a new book "Swarovski: Celebrating a History of Collaborations in Fashion, Jewelry, Performance and Design."

Though blond beauty Vreeland — who's also a model — might not be a household name, she's already fashion royalty, being the great-granddaughter of powerful Harper's Bazaar editor Diana Vreeland, who reigned across the magazine world from 1936 to 1962.

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CHLOE'S SUMMER

Summer was in the air at Clare Waight Keller's Thursday show at Paris' Grand Palais.

The British Chloe designer this season mixed up sportswear, hippy styles and lashings of color to produce a saleable collection, frothing with loose silk silhouettes.

There was more than a whiff of Seventies' flower power.

The 44-strong show opening with billowing hippy flares with small retro print — contrasted nicely with a jogging top that might be seen on a girl running around the Tuileries Gardens. Relaxed yet chic was its statement.

Later, floppy bows at the neck, flared sleeves, billowing harem pants, and dangling tassels further evoked the boho era.

But this collection was all about color: the indigo, beige, pale yellow, vermilion red and burgundy — that all came to a climax in a cascading rainbow gown that would certainly not be for the color-shy.

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CARVEN'S SANITIZED CHIC

A large PVC greenhouse with white tube lights had fashionistas curious ahead of Carven's spring-summer show, only the second so far for new designers Adrien Caillaudaud and Alexis Martial at the age-old Parisian house.

Pared-down and slightly sanitized was the style — carefully aligned with the decor. This infused the 41-piece collection with the tight, crisp silhouettes and mini-skirts of the Sixties.

Thus, delicately flared pants in dove gray mixed with colored silk shirts, and one white striped sporty-looking top with neat colored lines.

The best of the Sixties musing came with a cut-out disc motif on a burnt orange or white mini, and a crisp white mini dress that looked almost like a nurse's uniform — stylishly evoking the sanitized feel

The collection loosened up toward the end with some layered skirts and a frothy white dress with criss-cross fabric panels.

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LANVIN

In a varied show at Paris' Left Bank Ecole des Beaux Arts, Alber Elbaz started his exploration of form in a series of deconstructed daywear skirt suit looks, with billowing undergarments in the skirt, which were purposefully off-kilter and frayed.

The real fun began when the bread-and-butter Lanvin cocktail gowns began.

A stylish series of draped silk dresses — gathered at the waist in red, teal, earth green and soft blue — were a contemporary take on old-school couture. They evoked the era of the late, great Jeanne Lanvin who founded the house at the turn of the 20th century.

Actor Benicio del Toro applauded from the front row.

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