Rodarte showed a spring collection that was eminently "wearable" — which I guess is fashionspeak for "there were no horror-film-inspired dresses that looked like they were bleeding this time around." And nothing made of tentacles of black leather, either. Nor any rag-bag collages. What front-row guests like Elle and…
Rodarte, with its balance of high-concept artistry and plain-old covetability, has become a can't-miss show. And the Mulleavys' latest collection — an eclectic, sexy mix of structure, romance and contrast — was no exception.
- Apparently, the last thing Lindsay Lohan did before she went to jail was wrangle a commitment out of Blackbook to publish her ramblings about fashion, personal style, and that feeling you get when you're cutting up a Gucci dress. Herewith:
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of walking through the Cooper-Hewitt's just-opened Rodarte exhibit. It just about floored me to see that much hand-dyed silk tulle and felt-encrusted knitwear.
Amanda Fortini's profile of Kate and Laura Mulleavy — the Pasadena sisters behind Rodarte — examines the duo's relationship with middlebrow fashion bible Vogue. You know, the magazine that made them subsist on 1,300 calories a day for four months.
- Madonna goes all Italian neorealist for spring's Dolce & Gabbana campaign. You'd almost swear these images were by Vittorio de Sica, not Steven Klein. The advertising shots ran as editorial content "previewed" in Italian Vanity Fair. [Swide]
- The details of Fashion's Night Out — aka Anna Wintour's Plan To Save Retail — have been announced. Over 700 stores in all five boroughs will be participating in events that range from sewing circles to cook-ins to rock shows:
- Rodarte's Laura and Kate Mulleavy scooped up the Women's Wear award at last night's CFDAs. In another surprise, the menswear prize was a tie between Calvin Klein's Italo Zucchelli and Band of Outsiders' Scott Sternberg. [WWD]