National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. is throwing its first-ever fashion exhibition.
Museum has selected Rodarte as the subject of its special exhibit. The brand has a unique approach to designing clothes and connections to both the film and art worlds, so museum director Susan Fisher Sterling thought Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy would be a perfect fit for the job.
“They work a lot like artists in the sense that they’re almost artisanal in the way they produce their work; they somewhat go against the grain of having a really huge schedule of shows. They tend to take time with their collections and they live in L.A. and have an interesting relationship with film and the art scene,” Sterling told WWD.
Laura Mulleavy said “Institutions that recognize the achievements of women in the arts are of great importance, and we couldn’t think of a more perfect home to showcase our work.”
Though the NMWA’s Rodarte exhibition isn’t slated to open until Fall 2018, there’s no doubt it will bring a much-needed fashion escape to Washington.