Weekly fashion agenda: Rodarte, YSL Manifesto, fashion down under

As Paris fashion week continues, Yves Saint Laurent takes to the streets for another guerrilla Manifesto campaign, Rodarte opens an exhibition in LA, and Melbourne gears up for its annual fashion festival.

Paris Fashion Week
March 1-9
Paris, France

The queen of all fashion weeks concludes ready-to-wear show season with only the biggest names in fashion such as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Lanvin.
http://www.modeaparis.com
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Rodarte: States of Matter
March 4 - June 5
Los Angeles, USA

Following on the heels of the Rodarte sisters' solo exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt design museum in New York (ends March 14), a new retrospective will open on the West Coast, at LA's Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Pieces from Rodarte's Spring 2010, Fall 2010, and Fall 2008 runway collections will be on display alongside the ballet costumes designed for the Oscar-winning movie Black Swan.
http://www.moca.org

YSL Manifesto
March 5
International

Rumors about the forthcoming departure of Stefano Pilati from YSL persist, so this could be his last edition of the fashion house's coveted "Manifesto," an annual publication of inspirational imagery and exclusive interviews. Starting March 5, it will be available for download on the YSL website, and distribution of the popular corresponding bags will take place in Paris, New York, London, Milan, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and, for the first time, Los Angeles.
http://www.yslmanifesto.com

15th L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival
March 14-20
Melbourne, Australia

Karen Walker, Sass & Bide, and Collette Dinnigan will present their latest collections while the Designer Award as well as a graduates showcase will hopefully identify their future successors. The fashion festival, which is largely open to the public, will also see several appearances by Danish supermodel Helena Christensen who is set to walk on the Menswear Runway (March 17) as part of the genderbending trend in fashion.
http://www.lmff.com.au
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