First Look: Rodarte

Yesterday's Rodarte show was unbelievable, in more ways than one. The clothes were ethereally pretty - one girl after another walked around the stage
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Yesterday's Rodarte show was unbelievable, in more ways than one. The clothes were ethereally pretty - one girl after another walked around the stage in floaty, barely-there dresses, and the show closed with three gowns so sheer the girls appeared to be ghost-like. In fact, there was something kind of eerie about the show in general - maybe it's that the clothes are clearly not made for people (except for, maybe, Keira Knightley,) or that the collection ended with Karlie Kloss' slow, creepy walk, which actually worked to stunning effect at this particular show. We don't think there is a person out there who could hope to actually wear any of these dresses, best described as delicate, tangible holograms. But isn't that what's so great about Rodarte? It's all about the idea, not the reality, as seen at almost every other show. In fact, upon leaving, we didn't hear anyone give that old complaint, "But it's just not wearable" as you tend to hear at any show that ventures into questionable territory. No, at Rodarte, all you heard was, "Beautiful, just beautiful." And the most unbelievable part? A smile on Anna's face on her way to the door...