Black Swan Costumes on Display In Rodarte: States of Matter at MOCA

Rodarte: States of Matter

In the awards-season favorite film Black Swan, actress Natalie Portman and her ballet-dancing co-stars don impeccably crafted tutus by L.A.-based couture designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte. A selection of these sumptuous costumes are displayed alongside pieces from Rodarte’s spring 2010, fall 2010 and fall 2008 collections in the exhibition Rodarte: States of Matter, open through June 5, at MOCA Pacific Design Center. Rather than being shown on mannequins, the pieces are displayed off-figure to show the sculptural quality of the sisters’ designs. Runway show producer Alexandre de Betak augments the exhibition with kinetic displays and dramatic lighting. MOCA Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 213.626.6222.

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