Mood board: Swallows circled Julie de Libran’s spring 2016 Sonia Rykiel collection, which swooped in as the central motif for this season’s colourful camouflage print along with her tactile Techicolor fur stoles.

Best in show: De Libran’s finale pyjama suits offered an after-hours alternative to the show’s mega-watt stream of heavily sequined gowns.

Finishing touches: Sonia Rykiel shows always have a certain Studio 54 fervor to them and this season’s swallow clad chain belts only served to seal the Seventies feel.