Leave it to Rodarte — arguably the most romantic label in fashion — to create an ‘80s-party-princess-meets-1940s-heroine swirl of a show, and even bring the rain to create the mood.
Rodarte’s SS19 show, which took place inside The New York City Marble Cemetery, might be the biggest showstopper of this season’s New York Fashion Week. It’s also the Los Angeles-based label’s first NYFW show in two years, after their decision three seasons ago to move their show to Paris.
The show was ultra-feminine in that dark, cinematic way the Mulleavy sisters have, and the drizzly rain couldn’t have been a more perfect backdrop. Models wearing roses woven in headpieces walked down the runway in fairytale tulle dresses with an ‘80s color palette of soft pink, red, fuschia, and electric blue.
Guests at the show included Brie Larson, Grace Coddington and Kim Gordon, and the after-party at the Jane Hotel offered, according to WWD, an ‘80s dance party on the hotel roof and Domino’s pizza. A fashion week party with Domino’s is…absolutely my kind of party.
The show was soundtracked by Chet Baker’s “I Get Along Without You Very Well,” a singularly evocative song to accompany roses and rain and frothy gowns. So far at NYFW, there’s been drama, Bruce Springsteen, political statements, and thongs — it’s high time for a little romance.