Shoes light up Rodarte runway, plus more behind-the-scenes images

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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:

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This, below, was my favorite iteration of the shoes with drippy-candle-wax-as-heel.
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Also drawing early buzz were dazzling metal hair pins in these looks by French stylist Odile Gilbert.
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Here’s some open-faced insight into the pallor-casting makeup for the show.
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Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
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Buzz words: “Conjuring spirits,” “entering subconscious dream,” “transparent skin,” and “ghostly.” Did they nail the look or what?
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Returning backstage:
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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.)
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(AP and Getty Images)

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