Fashion rivals art


Behind the Scenes of Quicktake: Rodarte shares some great video and other information about creativity and forward thinking.      

The Rodarte Juarez and El Paso inspired collection has made the news many times.  Remember, the only bad publicity is no publicity still holds true.    

For a side trip to “the only bad publicity is no publicity” and thinking about Oscar Wildequotations, more quotations, English proverbs, French film director François Truffaut, blogging, blogging with Zenmata, social media, corporate attention-getting, and more …Oxford comma intended… hit one of these links.  Set a timer and then let’s get back to Rodarte.    

Putting fashion on the cutting edge of art may be even more interesting than all of the above    

Caroline Baumann says, “[the] Rodarte show was like no other—breathtakingly beautiful materials in muted tones combined to communicate a dreamy state. Gorgeous pieces with surprising, mixed use of knits, lace, felt and silk.”    

Just five years old and making such a wave.    

You can watch a one hour and sixteen minute video of “Laura Mulleavy, one of the designers behind Rodarte and [then] Vogue’s fashion news and features director, Sally Singer at Cooper-Hewitt discussing Rodarte’s work and the installation of the Rodarte exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.”    

The Manikin fashion army, ready for their Rodarte!


 Sarah Scaturro from the Cooper-Hewitt design blog says, “The first thing that comes to my mind when planning for an exhibition that has fashion is: how do we want to show the garments? Typically the answer is “on a mannequin”. While there are other ways to showcase clothing, such as hanging (as in the show I recently co-curated at Pratt Manhattan Gallery) or press-mounted into a 2-D shape (like the Maria Cornejo garments in our current Design USA exhibition), mannequins and dress forms provide the ideal architecture to support the garments in the round – as they are intended to be worn by their creators.” 

Click around and see more and for now, here are a few more Oscar Wilde quotes to entertain you. 

“I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.” 

“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.” 

“The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.”


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One response to “Fashion rivals art

  1. Michele Wright

    I loved the video about fashion/art. The pieces were very stimulating, and aluring.

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