As a fashion journalist of some years' standing, I've been to more fashion parades than I can count, and it's easy to get jaded and blasé about the clothes you see coming down the catwalk.
Tonight, however, Jaime Lee Major knocked the ball out of the park, producing one of the best fashion shows I've ever seen - and I've definitely seen a few.
I sat with seasoned fashion-watchers whose jaws were agape at the level of detail on this Perth-raised, Bali-based designer's gowns, cocktail dresses, cat-suits and jewel-encrusted menswear.
Major's first new collection in two years is called Light Magic. The 22-piece collection boasted couture-worthy embellishments, pearl embroidery, lace work, appliqué and digital printing.
As I watched model after exquisite model come down the mirrored runway, framed by flower-festooned proscenium arches designed by Perth florist Rebecca Grace, I couldn't help thinking I could just as easily have been in Paris as in Perth.
Such is the quality, care and love that seem to go into this accomplished designer's clothes. They're not for everyday wear, that's for certain - but they are clothes to set the imagination alight, clothes for pop stars and princesses who want to dazzle and delight.
Major has a knack for creating buzz. Her first Perth Fashion Festival show in 2010 made international headlines when she sent models down the runway in pink latex bodysuits and crazy, clashing digital prints.
Images from that show made it all the way to the front page of influential New York online fashion magazine The Cut smack bang in the middle of that illustrious city's annual fashion week.
Earlier this year, Major made headlines again when pop star Kimbra sported one of her semi-sheer confections to the Grammy Awards.
Not everyone loved that outfit, but one very powerful and important person did: influential American fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone, who went on to secure some of Jaime Lee's outfits for an episode of reality TV show America's Next Top Model (which will air in the US next month).
Tonight was a refinement, a culmination of everything that Jaime Lee Major has accomplished to this point in her comparatively short career.
Hours and hours of work, care and detail have gone into these clothes, which are unquestionably of international standard.
There's only one other Australian label I can think of putting this much thought into the way they present their clothes: and that's kindred spirits Romance Was Born.
It's a wonderful thing to witness when fantasy, imagination, technique and artistry all come together in a perfect storm of wow-factor clothes.
Even if, in your wildest dreams, you couldn't imagine wearing them, you simply can't help admiring them.