Rodarte Scores a Solo Show at MOCA


Although Black Swan successfully made our skin crawl with images of feather-sprouting ballerinas, it also managed to woo us with some fabulous costumes. But really, we have the fashion-sibling savants of Rodarte to thank for that contribution. And beginning March 4th, those in L.A. can give thanks at a fashion altar of sorts: Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy will be featured in their first solo museum exhibition at MOCA at the PDC.  “Rodarte: States of Matter” will feature approximately 20 pieces from the house’s spring 2010, fall 2010, and fall 2008 collections as well as original ballet costumes the sisters designed for the film. With the Oscars getting our fashion and film juices flowing the week before, the exhibit couldn’t be more timely.

From Rodarte’s Fall 2010 Collection

The duo should already be familiar with the rarefied world of museum exhibitions—Rodarte was featured last year at the Cooper-Hewitt as part of the New York museum’s Quicktake series. Nor is MOCA new to fashion, since the 2006 Skin + Bones exhibit explored the intersection of fashion and architecture. The exhibit will be in MOCA’s underutilized space at the Pacific Design Center, and is sure to be only slightly less theatrical than its James Franco/General Hospital performance piece.

Don’t believe me? Check out this video of highlights from the Rodarte show from the Cooper Hewitt exhibit (Via UnBeige).


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