Let’s talk about those shoes.
They lit up the Rodarte runway like fireflies in an unearthly darkness, and managed somehow to be ever-so-much cooler than the effect of white confetti under black lights.
SHOWstudio, which earlier today carried the impressive live stream of Rodarte’s fall/winter 2010 collection, had this to say, of the shoes, on its blog:
“These strapped and sliced Nicholas Kirkwood shoes — with their cut-out sportswear-inspired fronts contradicted by illuminated fairytale melting wax heels — were just the cherry on the cake of a captivating collection that is undoubtedly one of the finest of the week so far. You can keep the heels, girls — we’re walking on air!”
You can, and should, catch the whole runway show, on-demand, at SHOWstudio.
Some close-ups, with variety:
Also drawing early buzz were dazzling metal hair pins in these looks by French stylist Odile Gilbert.
Here’s some open-faced insight into the pallor-casting makeup for the show.
Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
Buzz words: “Conjuring spirits,” “entering subconscious dream,” “transparent skin,” and “ghostly.” Did they nail the look or what?
There were appearances by Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Natalie Portman, Anna Wintour, Chloe Sevigny and, among others, Tavi Gevinson. (Is it wrong to idolize a teen blogger? I daresay it is not.)
(AP and Getty Images)