Radio Rodarte: Download the duo's KCRW set list
The multimedia Mulleavy sisters have now officially made their mark on another medium -- radio. The designers behind Rodarte are the latest tastemakers to be featured in KCRW's Guest DJ Project download.
And, though they're not the first fashion designers to offer up a playlist of five songs that have inspired them (previous participants include Stacey Bendet, Scott Sternberg and Trina Turk), they are the first duo to do so -- which isn't that much of a surprise given the sisters' seeming two-minds-as-one approach to just about everything.
It should also come as no surprise -- at least to anyone familiar with the label -- that their music choices were heavily inspired by the movies. The podcast -- which was excerpted on "Morning Becomes Eclectic" earlier Wednesday, can be listened to via download or streaming audio by clicking here and includes the following tracks:
1. "Here Comes My Girl" (Tom Petty)
2. "Blue Moon" (Elvis)
3. "The End" (The Doors)
4. "Oo-de-lally" (Roger Miller)
5. "Star Wars Theme" (John Williams)
In addition to designing several costumes for the film "Black Swan," the Mulleavys' handiwork appears in a recently mounted exhibition at MOCA, and in 2010 they took home the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award.
-- Adam Tschorn
Photo: Rodarte designers Laura, from left, and Kate Mulleavy with KCRW DJ Liza Richardson. The duo's playlist, created as part of KCRW's Guest DJ Project, can be listened to or downloaded at KCRW's website. Credit: Gregg Lewis