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Goth, Glam Fairytale - Rodarte stuns New York Fashion week 2023 with a magical ode

Rodarte sister-duo designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy brought dark, gothic glamour and opulence to kick start New York Fashion Week 2023 , on Friday with a shimmering show that transported the audience to a majestic Celtic fairytale land with a dark twist.

The Rodarte brand always pioneers in "Fashion meets Art" concept ,where audience is transported to fairy tales , art through fashion. For fall/winter 2023 stage was set for a wedding banquet straight out of a dark fantasy novel.The grand show featured dining tables decorated with silver candelabras and brimming with food and fruits covered in silver sparkles, lending a feel of performance art to the fall/winter collection display.

Models wore heavy, winged black eyeliner and black lipstick, matching their black gowns with long and pointy sleeves that draped to the floor for a dark fairy look.

“Winter” by Tori Amos set the haunting atmosphere as the gowns grew increasingly more avant-garde with hues of yellow, green and purple. A handful of models wore oversized black, blue and purple colored bonnets and veils like Tim Burton characters.

This isn't the first time that Rodarte created a collection on surrealistic fairy tales. Rodarte sister-duo designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, who worked on the tutus for 2010's "Black Swan" movie ; and seemingly pulled inspiration from the film again. Rodarte's line illustrated that the "balletcore" style trend may be headed down a darker path this year.

Portman, dressed in white for an Odette scene. Photo by Autumn de Wil

Rodarte brand's looks have been embraced by many superstars across the years like Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Brie Larson, Tessa Thompson, Margot Robbie, Natasha Lyonne , Danai Gurira .

Danai Gurira at the 76th Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 6, 2019

Nicole Kidman at the Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2017

Tessa Thompson at the NYC Premiere of 'Selma' on Dec. 14, 2014


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