A Is For Rodarte-------
Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte are the next stewards of the rotating-roster A Magazine, the glossy annual magazine. A, which selects a new designer or label each year to curate an issue, has in recent years turned to Giambattista Valli, Proenza Schouler, and Riccardo Tisci. For the 11th issue, arriving in mid-December, the sisters selected a cast of collaborators that includes photographers David Armstrong, Bill Owens, and Jay DeFeo, artist John Baldessari, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon.
The cover and an image from Armstrong’s portfolio of Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte’s Fall ’11 collection debut exclusively here. The Mulleavys praised Armstrong’s ability to capture “an autumnal calm” and Dunst’s “glowing presence” in his Bedford-Stuyvesant brownstone. From the cover wild to Armstrong’s urban scene, and everywhere in between—almost literally. The suburbs make an appearance, too, thanks to Owens (famous for his monograph Suburbia), who shot Elle Fanning in Rodarte’s Pitti W collection. More details will be released later today on Rodarte’s Facebook page.