March 31, 2017

Coach & Rodarte Spring 2017 Collaboration Dinner Party

Posted by Rachel Watkins

Last night, Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy and Coach’s Stuart Vevers celebrated the forthcoming Coach & Rodarte collection, launching worldwide on April 12th.

Consisting of ready-to-wear and leather goods that merge the established tradition of Coach with the younger, avant-garde spirit of Rodarte, the capsule collection delivers the height of both styles and will be available from April 12th at and April 14th at Coach stores and specialty retailers worldwide.

The three designers celebrated their collaboration at a private dinner at Hollywood’s iconic Musso & Frank Grill, where there were no shortage of starlets in attendance with each showing off the collection’s cool-girl looks.

Bella Heathcote: The idea of an embellished, leather dress took on new meaning with this softer, feminine shape that dazzled in a striking array of sequined floral. The sophistication of tough-chic leather continued with her burgundy heels and chain-link mini clutch. It was the blue eye shadow that was more of an acquired taste.

Yara Shahidi: Yara completely sold this look to me, tempering the girly nature of the embellished, bow-accented dress with the sporty, varsity jacket emblazoned with flowers. I would have never paired such a sizable handbag or the bronze platform sandals, but she makes it all work together.

Chloe Moretz: Never ceasing to impress, Chloe made a striking statement with her top-to-toe rock-star swagger. The leather moto jacket featured a similar floral sequin motif as Yara’s bag and Bella’s dress. However, the simplicity of the black jumpsuit underneath really allowed the jacket to shine, with her punk-pretty makeup elevating the strong attitude of the ensemble even more.

Rashida Jones: Acknowledging the tongue-in-cheek flair of the collection, Rashida wore a shirt with a vintage advert for a Coach handbag topped off with a laser-cut white leather jacket studded in pearls and a shiny pair of patent mules.

Rowan Blanchard: The vintage print was translated on a sweater dress here that delivered girly appeal in its expanded sheer lace hem—perfect for the 15-year-old starlet who wore it with youthful energy and eclectic appeal. The look was styled with Charlotte Olympia sandals and SWAROVSKI jewels.

Natasha Lyonne: The actress was the consummate biker beauty in this studded leather fringe skirt, with the all-black mood really allowing her embellished ballet-pink purse to shine.

Aubrey Plaza: Aubrey left the girlish looks for her counterparts, instead opting for a sporty statement in another version of the varsity jacket paired with leather pants and comfy sneakers. Of course, the sparkle of the clutch and the softer, bow-accented blouse assured that this outfit wasn’t all sport and no chic.

Sasha Lane: Here, we see the laser-cut white leather of Rashida’s jacket manifested in a dress, of which the ladylike fit and flare silhouette was lovely.

Odeya Rush: Despite the multi-patterned floral skirt, Odeya’s look felt a bit plain to me in the midst of the sensory overload of the collection’s unique combos of embellishment and prints. I almost wished for the glitz of one of those larger handbags.

Chloe Bailey: With a hip-hop-inspired mood, Chloe put her signature touch on the collection’s multi-coloured knits and paillette-encrusted bags by virtue of that ripped and shredded denim. Yet the tube top and visible midsection made this feel like a blast from the past.

Halle Bailey: Coordinating with her sister, Halle opted for a dress that was rendered in the similar distressed knit treatment. The look was missing a more colourful vibrancy, though.

Gia Coppola: I’m glad she opted for the metallic booties with her pared-back T-shirt and mini skirt. They brought a punchy zing that was otherwise missing.

I keep returning to Chloe’s look as the one that stands out to me for its striking, top-to-toe balance of both extravagance and simplicity. Who caught your eye?

Credit: BFA

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