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The inspirations behind the Rodarte FW19 make-up

Old Hollywood, glitter and Jerry Hall

The inspirations behind the Rodarte FW19 make-up Old Hollywood, glitter and Jerry Hall

San Marino, California. Here, near Pasadena, inside the Huntington Gardens and Library, Rodarte stages a love letter to the Golden Age of Hollywood written with stunning clothes, glitter and flowers in the hair. The Mulleavy sisters were inspired by All That Jazz, by the glitter of Hollywood musicals (like Gucci for the SS19 advertising campaign), transforming the models on the catwalk into Ginger Rogers, Cyd Charisse, Judy Garland, the icons of the genre, wearing theatrical, drammatically elegant dresses. The FW19 collection is a riot of arched silhouettes, lace, tulle, ruffles, rouches, fluffy shoulders and balloon that evoke the buds of a rose, with an emphasis on the volume sealed by embroidery of hearts, bows, flowers and butterflies, true key elements of every creation.

So once again, after the beautiful proposal of last season, the designer duo enchants with their ethereal, romantic silhouettes, elevating make-up and hairstyle to co-stars, details that not only complete every look, but they catch the eye: there is something absolutely magnetic in the eyelids and in the saturated, sparkling lips, obtained by superimposing iridescent glitter and holograms coordinated with color in shades of purple, fuchsia and crimson.

The make-up artist James Kaliardos remains faithful to the inspiration of Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the musical directed by Bob Fosse, and uses a combination of NARS products like Sheer Glow Foundation, Radiant Creamy Concealer, Audacious Lipsticks, Powermatte Lip Pigments, to paint strokes of a determined woman, aware of the beauty of beauty.

We all felt a little bit Seventies

said him ironically, addressing the hairstylist Odile Gilbert who, after mentioning the iconic Texan supermodel Jerry Hall as muse, replies:

[It's] the old Hollywood sophistication of full-bodied, textured waves with a nod to the '70s. And the hair accessories give it a beautiful elegance.

The wavy hair, side-swept, behind the ear, is sculpted by logo hairpins, soft hats with sequins, swarms of silk butterflies and silk bows, real pale pink and vivid red anthuriums or colored with cobalt and silver paints, headpieces of fresh flowers and splashes of pearls reminiscent of 80s wedding hairstyles.

In the front row Tracee Ellis Ross, Marisa Tomei, Brie Larson, Diane Keaton, Kim Gordon, Shaileen Woodley and the Haim sisters, enchanted, applaud and us with them.