Just shy of noon on Tuesday, Rodarte show attendees filed up the steep, narrow staircase of Center548 and into an urban oasis of sorts. Pre-show, the loft space was filled with the sound of birds chirping (Michel Gaubert handled music for the show) as guests — Miranda July, Sofia Sanchez, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Langley Fox Hemingway — took their seats surrounding a set of wildflowers, wire sculptures and neon lighting.
July was sporting a lacy pink jumpsuit designed by Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy. “I’ve known them since the start, and I’ve come [to the show] every time I’m here,” explained the creative multihyphenate, before detailing what she appreciates about the duo’s clothing. “Just that it always walks a line,” July continued. “When you put it on, you’ve never worn anything like that before. You go through many emotional stages and you feel like, ‘Oh my God, I can do this, I’m this new person.'”
The Mulleavy sisters have another debut on the horizon; their directorial one: “Woodshock,” starring Kirsten Dunst, is currently slated for a 2017 release. “I haven’t seen it,” said July, a director herself. “I’m sure it’s amazing.”