Deconstructing Architecture

New York…Rodarte

The Mulleavy sisters have done it again. Staged at the Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea, their space age-themed F/W 09 collection featured a color palette drawn from stone, metal and wood. “We were interested in the building and taking apart of homes,” Laura explained. “And then an image of Boris Karloff as Frankenstein magically popped into our minds.” The montage of mini-dresses were each a wearable collage of leather, silk chiffons and shaggy knits, keeping with their signature handcrafted look. Their quintessential cobweb-style dresses morphed into wrapped dresses in high shine copper, steal and mercury finishes. Leather bombers looked “like straitjackets” (as described by designer Laura) in pale grey, black and stone, paired with over-the-knee leather stiletto boots by Nicholas Kirkwood.


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