See Rodarte’s Couture Debut

Kate and Laura Mulleavy debuted their couture collection at Pitti W in Florence yesterday, presenting 10 dresses masterfully spun from luminous gold lamé, Swarovski crystals, sequins and feathers.

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Autumn de Wilde for Rodarte and Pitti Immagine
Kate and Laura Mulleavy debuted the Rodarte couture collection at Pitti W in Florence yesterday, presenting 10 dresses masterfully spun from luminous gold lamé, Swarovski crystals, sequins and feathers. Here, a pink silk gown with a gold-metal breast plate.
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Autumn de Wilde for Rodarte and Pitti Immagine
A heavenly white gown with a cascading, Swarovski crystal-encrusted skirt and a bodice bursting with feathers.
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Autumn de Wilde for Rodarte and Pitti Immagine
A pair of marine pastel gowns in gauzy silk and chiffon. Rodarte's fantastical handiwork in handcrafted Easter lilies, tiers of feathers and Swarovski crystal beading elevates the garments from antique cotillion dresses to purely modern couture.
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Autumn de Wilde for Rodarte and Pitti Immagine
In this trio: lavender and cobalt tufted gauze silk over a shock of electric-blue sequins; a cream pleated column with a pearl-and-crystal-encrusted overlay of cream and crimson waves; and a diaphanous dusty pink and cornflower silk georgette with Swarovski crystal beading throughout.
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Autumn de Wilde for Rodarte and Pitti Immagine
A suit of armor fit for a siren: blush pink pleated silk with a feather bodice and pleated gold belt and shoulder plates.
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A tangerine pleated-silk and starched-taffeta confection with a sunburst gold belt. Appropriately, the dresses will be donated to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art following the installation in Florence.
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Autumn de Wilde for Rodarte and Pitti Immagine
The stuff of dreams: This gown combines lamé, silk, sequins and hand-painted feathers, and comes topped with a ray-of-light crown.
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