Rodarte State of Matter Exhibit with the Talented Mulleavy Sisters

A few Fridays ago, I attended the opening night reception of the Rodarte "State of Matter" exhibit at the Pacific Design Center. The exhibit featured costumes from The Black Swan and from the Rodarte Spring 2011 collection. It was such a treat to see the delicate works of art up close and personal! Each design was full of intricate details, hand-woven embroideries and exuded the spirit of haute couture. Upon seeing the black and white swan costumes worn by Natalie Portman in the movie, my friend and I were shocked to see how tiny her waist is! Without exaggeration, it is that of a 10 year old!

Laura and Kate Mulleavy hosted the reception. They're both super laid-back and completely grounded. It was an refreshing experience to talk to them and get a quick glimpse into their creative thought process.



With Laura Mulleavy, one half of the genius behind Rodarte

Yup, that's Mischa Barton in the ill-fitted vintage kaftan. I always seem to bump into her at exhibit openings!



13 comments

  1. You look super chic! I was in Rodarte expo in Paris.It was magnificient! You learned a lot! beijossssss

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  2. I love that this is an exhibit.... Rodarte is truly art.

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  3. Rodarte is genius, when they did the line for Target I HAD to get something (and i did i got the awesome sequined ribcage dress ;P) Wish they had that exhibit in NY!

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  4. So beautiful! Love Rodarte!

    xxLily
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  5. what an amazing exhibition, would loooove to see it.

    great post,
    Annina

    p.s.
    your bag is stunning

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  6. love your jacket! the exhibition looks amazing! great photos!


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  7. Beautiful! I envy you, you got to see such amazing art up close! Oh BTW I followed you already ;) it'd be so cool if you followed back :D

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  8. Wow! Those tutus are amazing. You look lovely too! What a fun night.

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  9. We follow you now! what an amazing exhibit,and OMG I love Misha's dress!!

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  10. I am so jelaous.......I would die to see the dress.......Rodarte sisters are amazing

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  11. love your outfit so much! i love rodarte
    (btw thanks a lot now I understand :) )

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  12. those suspended costumes are so gorgeous!

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  13. What a cool exhibition! I love the pictures!
    Xx
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