The Mulleavy sisters have well and truly arrived in Paris...
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
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
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
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
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
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
While others, dressed in wisps of pastel-hued fur and sheer floral-embroidered lace.
Some walked the catwalk with oversized bouquets trailing behind them
We couldn't have conjured up anything more ethereally beautiful in our wildest dreams.