Photography by Delphine Lewis
It was exceptionally miserable outside yesterday at Rodarte's Spring 2019 show, and models were forced to brave the cold and wet in strapless feather gowns and barely there mesh capes. Held at the New York City Marble Cemetery, guests sat on drenched benches, struggling to hold up their umbrellas while capturing it all of their cellphones. For a brand like Rodarte, the rule is rain or shine—Grace Coddington, Eva Chen, and Brie Larson sat in puddles and probably enjoyed every minute of it—Laura and Kate Mulleavy's return to New York after showing in Paris for years was one of the most memorable so far.
The models prepared for the show in the Russian Orthodox Church across the street, each of them emerging one after the other like over the top brides (and sometimes, widows). Their makeup by Nars makeup artist James Kaliardos was Picasso-inspired and was paired with real rose-adorned updo's styled by TreSemmé's Odile Gilbert.
We captured the models as they hopped over puddles in satin mules on their way to the runway.