Friday, May 06, 2011

Los Angeles 2011 Day 3: Rodarte: States of Matter at MOCA

While we were in LA, @jstwtg aka Martin told me to check out the Rodarte exhibit at MOCA Pacific Design Center.  Of course, I had to make time for that. I love going to museums, and add to that a fashion angle, I am so there. I love my Twitter friends!!! So many great tips!

After meeting my godparents at South Coast Plaza (I wish I took photos for y'all, but it was quality time with my godparents, whom I haven't seen in years), we went to MOCA to check the exhibit with  Belle, and Liza's sister Stephanie. That day too, Tia's older sister Eulla was off from school, so Berry finally got to meet her as well! Yay for new girl friends! =) Check out Berry's new Toms, and why do Uggs look so cute on little girls?

We met outside Pacific Design Center to see the Rodarte pieces up close - including the tutus worn by Natalie Portman in Black Swan. I was expecting a really huge exhibition hall akin to the ones at The Met, or the Valentino exhibit in Sentosa, but there were probably no more than 30 dresses and tutus on display.  Nevertheless, the Mulleavy siblings' work do create a sense of awe,  and wonder. Makes you think about their thought process and how they can put together a dress made from both mundane  (cheese cloth, gauze, twine) and magical materials (feathers! crystals!). They didn't allow photos, but thankfully, MOCA's PR sent me these photos for my article, taken by Autumn de Wilde:

If you would like to get a feel of the exhibit, I wrote about it last Sunday, it's On The Radar!

Watch this video to get into the minds of Laura and Kate. If you are not in LA, this is as close as you can get to being there:

Rodarte: States of Matter from MOCA on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this is great! thanks for sharing! will pass it on...

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