Monday, 24 September 2012

Rodarte for Black Swan

As you may or may not know the high end fashion label Rodarte, made up of the two Mulleavy sisters designed and created some of the costumes for the film, Black Swan back in 2010. I thought the costumes that Rodarte did for Black Swan were perfect as they really captured the characters and nature of the different swans just through two different dresses in black and in white. 

In 2011 Rodarte went on to show these costumes along with 20 other garments from past runway collections at an exhibit at Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art.
In true Rodarte fashion, the garments were not conventionally displayed on mannequins as most other exhibits would exhibit clothes, but the gowns and pieces were laid out in various positions and silhouettes, as if they were frozen in flight, mid-air. The dreamy, ethereal collections will be mostly in black and white to add to the mysterious feel of the exhibit.
Much like their costumes were displayed in the dramatic Black Swan, the set was designed with high contrasting lightings and shadows, and other theatrical elements to showcase the intrigue of the designs. Runway producer Alexandre de Betak is responsible for the fantastical set, and he often works with visionary designers such as Dior, Diane von Furstenburg and Jason Wu. 

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