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Rodarte Ups the Sex Factor for Fall 2015

These looks aren't for the self-conscious.
A look from Rodarte's fall 2015 collection. Photo: Imaxtree

A look from Rodarte's fall 2015 collection. Photo: Imaxtree

Rodarte is getting sexier. Anna Ewers set the tone for the label's fall 2015 show on Tuesday, emerging onto the show space's gunmetal gray floor in a short, jagged leather skirt, stiletto lace-up boots and oily black leather bomber. The looks only got more seductive from there: There were short skirts and skin-tight, high-waisted pants in brown leather and white lace (similar to those shown on Rodarte's "swashbuckler" looks last season), paired with tight little sweaters, blouses in semi-sheer lace or low-cut silk, and still more lace-up boots. All of that body-clinging lace and leather, combined with big fur and stiletto boots, seemed like just the ticket for LA's rich, sleek, hard-partying set.

Following a similar progression from the season before, designers Laura and Kate Mulleavy moved away from separates into a series of dresses, the best (and most quintessentially Rodarte) of which combined diagonal bands of beaded lace and tulle with flounces of sequined net, as well as marabou and ostrich feathers dyed taupe, ochre, black and blue. They didn't draw quite as many gasps as spring 2014's mermaid gowns, but they were lovely all the same. Let's hope they make it onto the red carpet before awards season is over.

See all of the looks below.

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