From Reese Witherspoon to Natalie Portman, Hollywood just adores Rodarte, the wildly imaginative line by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy. And from February 11 through March 14, a selection of Rodarte designs from past collections will be on view at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in N.Y.C. as the focus of the upcoming “Quicktake: Rodarte” fashion installation.
Founded in 2005, Rodarte is widely acclaimed for its daring and conceptual collections. “Quicktake: Rodarte” offers a glimpse into the Mulleavys’ unique process and inspiration at an important point in their career. Rodarte’s creations feature complex manipulation of materials and other meticulous techniques evocative of haute couture through an American lens. The Mulleavys deliver emotionally powerful, dynamic collections that interweave extremely hard and delicate elements simultaneously.
In 2009, the sisters won the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year award. Rodarte also has an affordable GO International Collection for Target, which promptly sold out upon hitting stores in December.
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