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Column | Apr 16, 2011Their story is like a "once upon a time," but envision Cinderella in a lace gown that's been painted on by Caravaggio and then run through a paper shredder. There are actually two Cinderellas, Kate (with bangs) and Laura Mulleavy, sisters who don't yet have 60 birthdays between them. They famously still live with their parents in Pasadena, and in half a dozen years, the exquisite, subversive couture of their Rodarte label, created and produced in their downtown L.A. studios, has taxed the style cliches of critics and fashion lovers alike (see the fashions at latimes.com/rodarte). This year, they've been invited to Florence for the women's branch of the influential Pitti Uomo trade show in June. A forthcoming book, "Rodarte, Catherine Opie, Alec Soth," displays some of the California images that have inspired them. And almost anything, from a lapidary dessert display in a downtown bakery to the menacing light of a Tornado Alley wheat field, can fire the imaginations of the young ladies from Pasadena.
Story | Jun 26, 2012
Venus Williams lost in first round at Wimbledon, but perhaps she can turn to fulltime fashion design if her game doesn't rebound this summer. Two designers reportedly departed "Project Runway" after emotional meltdowns. American Eagle Outfitters...
Story | Jul 10, 2012
Justin Bieber wore a particularly eye-catching outfit when he arrived at Narita International Airport outside Tokyo on Monday, in town for some promotional appearances. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is unhappy with model Alessandra...
Your morning fashion and beauty report: Wear Red Day aims for the heart, Barbie heads for a museum and Kenneth Cole makes a Twitter faux pas
Story | Feb 4, 2011
Are you wearing red? You should be: Feb. 4 is National Wear Red Day, to raise awareness about heart disease in women. Even though heart disease is the number one killer of women, many women -- and even doctors --...