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Kate and Laura Mulleavy, of Rodarte took on the Prairie for Fall 2011.  The models wore their hair in windswept side ponies as they marched down a runway lined with light sculptures that looked to be inspired by hay bales.  There were a number of looks I couldn’t help but thinking would look perfect on the set of ‘Big Love’. That said, the sisters did an excellent job of creating what seemed to be a more salable than past collections while still maintaining their artistic vision.

While floor length prairie coats and skirts kept the ‘Little House on the Praire’ vibe going, and a pair of sparkling ruby numbers gave a nod to Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, the rest of the collection was ethereal and quite beautiful. I loved the wheat prints, criss-cross tops, triangle cut-out open backs, and the quilt inspired patterns that could be found on the apron dresses and sweaters. I thought the one-shoulder silk gowns were absolutely stunning but I can’t help but to wish there had been more of them. 

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