Kate and Laura Mulleavy have tapped a slew of their famous friends in lieu of models for the new Rodarte Fall 2018 collection.
Donning the frills and fabulous frocks are some legends—like rock star Kim Gordon, and artist Miranda July—as well as some fresh faces, including the modeling debut of Ava Phillipe. The group is rounded out with notable names from the world of entertainment, with musicians such as Chloe and Halle, Grimes, and Joanna Newsom, director Gia Coppola, and actresses including Danai Gurira, Hong Chau, Rowan Blanchard, and Tessa Thompson. Of course, one can’t forget the Mulleavy’s longtime friend, and muse, Kirsten Dunst, who is flaunting her pregnancy. The gorgeous images were shot by Autumn de Wilde in studio.
“They’re portraits of our friends. We’ve had relationships with some of them for so long, we wanted it to be more, like, character studies,” said Kate Mulleavy.
The painted bucolic backdrop, like something found on the back lot of movie company in the early Technicolor years, frames the let’s-pretend fantasia of Hollywood romance.