January 22, 2021

Haute couture fashion week gets pastels, petals and pinkness

The Rodarte show was set in a 16th-century cloister at Port-Royal Abbey – a crumbling square around a lush, overgrown garden

Haute couture fashion week began in Paris on Sunday with a markedly different look to previous seasons. There were still layers of sequins and waterfalls of tulle cascading from models’ Giacometti-like bodies on the catwalk, but many of the staggering creations came from outsider brands who were new to the schedule.

The most significant incomer was Rodarte, a label that sits on the arty edge of the highly commercial American ready-to-wear industry and is much loved by celebrities including Kristen Dunst and Natalie Portman.

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