Kate And Laura Mulleavy Will Show Rodarte’s Fall 2019 Collection At The Huntington Library, Art Collections And Botanical Gardens
CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES — Last December 2018, DM Fashion Book reported that Rodarte is coming home after returning to New York Fashion Week to show their spring 2019 collection (see it here) and showing in Paris for a few seasons.
Kate and Laura Mulleavy will show their Rodarte‘s Fall 2019 Collection at The Huntington Library, Art Collections And Botanical Gardens on Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. in their hometown of Pasadena, Calif. The landmark was established by Southern California pioneer and railroad tycoon Henry E. Huntington in 1920, first as a library for rare books, photographs and letters written by the likes of Chaucer, George Washington and Henry David Thoreau, and later as an art gallery for the family’s American and European art holdings including Thomas Gainsborough’s famous painting “The Blue Boy.” There are also 120 acres of botanical gardens, including a Japanese, Rose and Desert ones in which to hold an afternoon fashion show.
“We have dreamt of doing a show at The Huntington since we first started designing. Our grandmother and mother introduced us to The Huntington as children and we have been inspired by its beauty ever since,” the designers said. “We specifically drew inspiration from the gardens for our spring 2007 collection, and it will be amazing to see the fall 2019 collection presented in this location.”
The designer sisters are partnering with JNSQ — short for je ne sais quoi — on the event, which will mark the launch of the California winery’s rose cru.
The show comes a day ahead of the opening of New York Fashion Week and marks the first time the L.A. designers have presented a collection on the West Coast.
Photos Credit: Autumn de Wilde / Courtesy of Rodarte