Take a Look: Rodarte

17 March 2011

Dear Kate and Laura Mulleavy,

I heard you on The Madeleine Brand Show this morning and learned that you currently have work on exhibit at MOCA’s Pacific Design Center annex. I had no idea that you were California designers and that you lived in Pasadena (one of my favorite places in the world for its uberglamourous suburbanity). Like all shows at the Pacific Design Center annex, yours is small. But the pieces on display (including many of the costumes you designed for Black Swan) are artfully crafted from feathers, leather, lace, and other gorgeous materials. It’s definitely worth a look, and was a much-needed injection of culture into my home-makeover drenched life.

I love the lighting design for the exhibit, which emphasizes the texture and translucence that makes the garments so special. All in all a delightful introduction to your work. You’re awesome.