>> Rodarte's Spring 2010 collection is scheduled to debut in about 35 minutes, and already clues to what we'll be seeing are popping up from backstage. The hair is wrapped with netted wool (below), and the clothes are apparently the same texture, reports Grazia. Fashionista says the theme is "organic Native American" — the invites were made of sand — and the models are all tattooed.
To keep the clothes a secret, the models all have to wear full black capes if they want to go outside, and as rumored, they're shooting a Rodarte film. Signs are everywhere backstage reading "by entering these premises you agree to be filmed for the Rodarte film."
The full play-by-play »
Update 1: Backstage, Kate Mulleavy says she's been up all night due to nerves, and Laura Mulleavy stands by, patting their muse Tavi of Style Rookie's head. [WWD Twitter, WWD Twitter]
Update 2: More details of the look from backstage — black lips, black polish. And the clothes look "dark and fierce." [Nordstrom Beauty Twitter, Fashion TV Twitter]
Update 3: There's black sand on the floor, and Elijah Wood is there again this season. [Styledotcom Twitter, DanicaLo Twitter]
Update 4: Also Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, and seats marked for Courtney Love and her daughter Frances Bean. [Derek Blasberg Twitter, Christina Binkley Twitter, WWD Twitter]
Update 5: Smoke machines are in action, and it sounds like incense is being wafted around, a musk smell fills the room [Styledotcom Twitter, Glamour Fashion Twitter]
Update 6: First look: a "plaid and cheesecloth burnt draped dress." Very "feral" and deconstructed. [MaryAliceStyle Twitter, Styledotcom Twitter, Meenal Mistry Twitter]
Update 7: Earthy, distressed dresses. "Gauzy, sculpted, mismash of patterns and textures. Rodarte. Browns, maroon, rust." [The Moment Twitter, Christina Binkley Twitter, VNina Twitter]
Update 8: Also skinny pants, red knits, tie dye, and leather latticework. [Styledotcom Twitter, Derek Blasberg Twitter]
Update 9: Set like "the entrance to a cave spray-painted silver"; shrieking in the distance on soundtrack, piano music, neon lights, and a slight model tumble. [Meenal Mistry Twitter, The Cut Twitter, The Cut Twitter, Refinery29 Twitter]
Update 10: More details on the Rodarte film: it's being done by Autumn de Wilde, who frequently photographs Rodarte's backstage scene. [The Cut Twitter]
Update 11: Apparently there's more variation in the collection this time compared to last season. [Styledotcom Twitter]
Update 12: "Patchwork twisted dresses with raw hems (all short or maxi and fringed)." [Joe Zee Twitter]
Update 13: Karlie Kloss apparently tripped, there were lots of black and feathers. [Refinery29 Twitter, AP_Fashion Twitter, VNina Twitter]