By David Pedroza
On Thursday, February 19, 2010, The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum hosted a party for the opening of Quicktake: Rodarte, a new exhibition revealing the unique design process and inspiration behind cult brand Rodarte. Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the brains behind this highly conceptual brand have opened their books, and share with the public the genius behind their work. Using couture techniques and out of the ordinary materials to create dresses that have a life of their own. Creating mosaics of skins, tulle, glass stones, and paint, the Mulleavy’s have earned a large following of best dressed women, such as actress Cate Blanchett , American Couture collector Christine Suppes, and V-Magazine’s Cecilia Dean. Celebrities galore and fashion mavens attended this important design event on Thursday, with guests including Anna Wintour, Kim Gordon, and Christine Suppes, in full support, wearing Rodarte. Cooper-Hewitt hosts their first major exhibition in an American Museum, which will be on view until through March 14.
Photo by Carmel Wilson, 2010