Jeffrey Deitch's still young turn as director of MOCA has seen a few rough patches to be sure - from his inaugural exhibit of Dennis Hopper's work, which opened to not-quite-mixed reviews, to the recent and controversial whitewashing of street artist Blu's MOCA-commissioned mural. These speed bumps don't seem to have deterred Deitch from working toward his eccentric lineup of exhibitions at the museum, though. He announced today that fashion house Rodarte (designed by two sisters, Kate and Laura Mulleavy) will have their own exhibit at MOCA's satellite space in West Hollywood's Pacific Design Center.
This is not the first foray into museum exhibitions for the sisters. An exhibit titled "Quicktake: Rodarte" was on at New York's Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in 2010. The pair also recently designed the costumes for "Black Swan" and their designs have become runway and red carpet mainstays.
The exhibition will include
pieces from Rodarte's spring 2010, fall 2010 and fall 2008 runway collections, plus original ballet costumes that the Mulleavys designed for the movie "Black Swan." The museum expects the show to feature about 25 pieces, which will be installed as a series of "interrelated conceptual vignettes," both static and in motion. (LAT)
This is yet another in a string of signs showing that art and fashion do, indeed, have a strong relationship. From LACMA's recent acquisition of an enviable costume and textiles collection to today's announcement from the Met that their costume department will undergo an intense overhaul, fashion seems to have found its place in the art world.
Watch the video from their Cooper Hewitt exhibit here: