Everyone Wants To Be A Rodarte Girl

The Mulleavy sisters have well and truly arrived in Paris...


by Danielle Fowler |

Haute couture fashion week begun in Paris on Sunday. And there was one show nobody has been able to stop talking about (or Instagramming) since.

Imagine Port-Royal Abbey, a prestigious sixteenth century building steeped in history and overgrown flowers. Now, introduce the sartorial magic of the Mulleavy sisters. Yes, American label, Rodarte, made its highly-anticipated debut at couture fashion week yesterday and it was nothing short of breathtaking.

Rodarte made its debut at couture fashion week in Paris ©Getty

Sourcing inspiration from Robert Altman's cinematic success, 3 Women, the design duo played with saccharine palettes, twee frills and gothic florals.

Models draped baby's-breath across their arms as makeshift shawls ©Getty

Stepping through overgrown blooms, models walked the catwalk with their hair decked in baby's-breath makeshift crowns, some traipsing oversized bouquets behind them in a childlike manner.

Wisps of baby's-breath were entwined into models' locks ©Rex

Petals were sprinkled across models' hair courtesy of Los Angeles-based florist, Joseph free, and decked in bows by Oldie Gilbert. While lobes were having a moment of their own, heavy with oversized jewels.

The Mulleavy sisters dressed models in head-to-toe sorbet tulle ©Getty

Yet despite the quintessentially Parisian romance, we were reminded of the brand's Los Angeles heritage through knee-skimming Western boots and co-ordinating studded leather ensembles.

The Mulleavy sisters brought a whole new meaning to the floral crown ©Rex

Models were buckled tight in gold bows, worn over their midriff and through the loopholes of low-slung leather trousers.

Rodarte brought an all-American stamp with Western boots and leather co-ords ©Getty

While others, dressed in wisps of pastel-hued fur and sheer floral-embroidered lace.

Some walked the catwalk with oversized bouquets trailing behind them ©Getty

We couldn't have conjured up anything more ethereally beautiful in our wildest dreams.

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