The 8 Coolest Things That Happened at the Kenzo x H&M Show

Um, best fashion event ever.

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When H&M first announced that its next designer collab would be with Kenzo, we were sure of two things: 1) The collection would be wait-in-a-line-around-the-block worthy and 2) creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon would put on one hell of a show...We were right.

Here's every single thing that blew our mind at last night's Kenzo x H&M show at Pier 36 in NYC.

1. The Runway Show, Nay Broadway-Level Production

As Opening Ceremony and Kenzo shows of season's past have proved, Lim and Leon don't simply send models down the catwalk and call it a day. It's hi-concept theater from beginning to end.

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Dancers, beatboxers and a string quartet… oh my! 💣💃🏻🎺 #KENZOxHM

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Forgoing the Gigi-and-Kendall-led gaggle of top models, they looked to Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band and an army of dancers directed by Jean-Paul Goude to put on a magical performance set to a custom, high-octane loop of Sam Spiegel's "Express Yourself."

2. The Twirls, Whirls, and Pirouettes

We have Leonardo-DiCaprio-levels of love for models, but damn if these voguing-style moves aren't everything.

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3. The Final 15 Seconds of the Show

Just. watch.

4. The Dance Party *Following* the Dance Party

It was a full-on rave, metallic confetti et al.

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5. Uh, the Collection Itself!!

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From the skin-tight zebra print separates to the floaty maxi-dresses, seeing the collection on the runway dance floor gave us a whole new appreciation for the energizing color palette and refreshingly-wearable silhouettes.

6. The Individual Beauty Looks

Behind the scenes of the #KENZOxHM show! Ready to hit the runway 💥

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From letting the performers-cum-models rock their natural textures to bleaching arches just because, the you-do-you attitude was everywhere.

7. The Celebs Rocking the Collection

Naturally, the front row was packed with celebs including Lupita Nyong'o, Chloë Sevigny, Charli XCX, and Halsey who each put their own head-to-toe spin on the collection's wares.

8. Ice Cube's Surprise Performance

Partygoers (ourselves included) vibed out to the rapper's "You Can Do It" while sipping Moët & Chandon and nibbling on dumplings. If that's not living, we don't know what is.

The Kenzo x H&M collection drops November 3.

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