“Digital Grotesque is between chaos and order, both natural and the artificial, neither foreign nor familiar. Any references to nature or existing styles are not integrated into the design process, but are evoked only as associations in the eye of the beholder.”
"The set pieces or "installations" consist of rolling, jagged and crinkled cascades of white paper, like icebergs floating along the floor, matching the hall’s interior, itself shaped in places like an 18th-century wooden galleon. The icebergs are a frigid antithesis of the fiery depths to which the rakish title character is doomed" - via LA Weekly
Rodarte founders Laura and Kate Mulleavy teamed up with the amazing architect Frank Gehry for this production. Gehry’s work complimented Rodartes work perfectly. I didn’t get to attend the show but I am sure the dramatic detailed costumes fit well for the whole Don Giovanni’s production. Swarovski supplied 130,000 sequin’s for the costumes. This is one of the best work I have seen out of Rodarte. It’s so great to see the Rodarte sisters stepping out of their regular fashion mediums and trying new things. Keep it coming!
Underground park in NY? Sounds good to me. I was so impressed by Chelsea’s high line in NY this past visit and I am really stoked about this low line concept. It should be just as good or even better. The designers are James Ramsey and Dan Barasch. They are hoping to convert the unused trolley terminal underneath Delancey Street.