Rodarte Just Singlehandedly Made Flower Crowns Cool Again
Paris is kicking fashion week off with a bang! While Christian Dior held a special exhibit to honor its 70th anniversary, its Rodarte’s spring 2018 show that people can’t stop buzzing about, after the design duo of Laura and Kate Mulleavy sent models down the runway in some insanely pretty — and slightly bizarre — headwear.
Resurrecting the former music-fest reigning flower crown concept that’s been replaced by some, erm, interesting alternatives in recent times, hairstylist Odile Gilbert transformed piles of baby’s breath into works of art to perfectly complement each of the show’s 50 models’ romantically dreamy gowns.
Gilbert and her team shaped the delicate flowers into dramatic wreaths, barrettes, and ribbons, some spanning down the length of the hair, with others in a more conventional shape. Other pieces were made to act as accessories, adorning arms, wrists, necks, and the like. “We wanted to do something magical,” Gilbert confessed to Vogue. Uh, mission most definitely accomplished!
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The pièce de résistance, however, came in the form of the floral… head wrap!? that surrounded one model’s entire face.
Gilbert explained her unique creations, saying, “People say romantic is boring… but every girl in the world wants to look like this. We need romance now more than ever.”
Rodarte’s flower crowns: yay or nay? Tell us over @BritandCo.
(h/t Refinery 29; photos via Estrop/Getty)