BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 26: Designers Laura (L) and Kate Mulleavy attend the Rodarte Cocktail Party in celebration of the Fall 2007 line at Neiman Marcus on April 26, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
It's official: Rodarte mania is sweeping the nation. First, a wildly successful Target line, then a profile in The New Yorker, and now an exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt.
The designers' most recent feature in The New Yorker really stressed the brand's focus on art over fashion, so it stands to reason that a museum exhibit would be the next step. The Cooper-Hewitt has chosen to kick off its "Quicktake" exhibit -- which will feature some of the most unique pieces from Rodarte's past seasons -- on the first day of New York Fashion Week, serving as the ideal intro to the cutting edge of American fashion. Kate and Laura Mulleavy have drawn inspiration for their collections from sources as widely varied as the California Condors and Boris Karloff as Frankenstein, so this exhibit is sure to be a feast for the senses.
Quicktake: Rodarte runs February 11 - March 14 at the Cooper-Hewitt, 2 East 91st Street.