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For just a few dollars, you can now snag a piece of Rodarte…for Starbucks?
Last Thursday, hot on the heels of their much-buzzed-about Spring 2013 collection, Rodarte‘s Kate and Laura Mulleavy chatted with us about the experience of working on the L.A Philharmonic‘s production of Don Giovanni, and how, exactly, they translated their inspiration of medieval, fantasy role-playing games to the edgy, critically-lauded collection that took the runway by siege just last week.
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied finally exchanged vows in California this weekend, but the most important question on our minds was: who designed the dress? There was speculation that the 31-year-old actress would don a Christian Dior creation, but we scoffed at such a thought since she slammed John Galliano for his anti-Semetic remarks last year. We thought that Portman would wear one of her favorite brands Rodarte, and as it turns out, we were right.
Last week we showed you sketches of Rodarte‘s fancy costumes for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s production of Don Giovanni. Now we’ve got actual pics of the costumes and the Frank Gehry-designed set.
Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte are two of the coolest designers out there. And not only did they create amazing the ballet costumes for Black Swan, the sisters are now designing pieces for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s production of Don Giovanni.
Kate and Laura Mulleavy are the latest designers to pair up with A Magazine, the biannual mag that invites designers to take over an issue and make it their own. Obviously, A Magazine Curated by Rodarte totally rules.
The theme of W‘s July issue is music and style, and while we loved the mag’s feature on Beyoncé, our favorite spread involves 10 designers and their stylish musical muses.
Opening Ceremony is one of our favorite stores, and their newest collaboration has everyone worked up into quite an excited frenzy. Why? Because Rodarte is the latest brand to team up with Carol and Humberto (fun fact: the pair actually met the Mulleavy sisters back in their Berkeley days).
As much as we love Black Swan, the special effects, and parodies of it done by both adults and children, we’ve managed to stay relatively mum regarding the controversy over whether or not Rodarte would be given appropriate credit when it came to awards season — mainly because it all seemed like a moot point anyway. (More on that in a second.) But now the film’s official costume designer Amy Westcott has spoken up and suffice it to say, she is not happy.
Are you still waiting around for another reason to go see Black Swan? Because the movie is a thrilling and deeply psychological masterwork that explores the mind of a troubled young woman obsessed with being absolutely perfect. it also has really cool costumes.
Allow us to be blunt: Kate and Laura Mulleavy are great designers, but frequently we find their collections to be so good they’re intimidating and even look hard to wear. Their Rodarte collection for spring 2011 is proves they can do commercial clothes just as well as they can do what could pass for couture.
Ever since details of the collaboration were revealed, the Rodarte for MAC make-up collection has sparked controversy among fashion writers with its thoughtless product names and lack of skintone variety. After a letter of apology, a promise to change the product names, MAC revealed plans to donate a portion of the proceeds to those in need in Juarez. And now they’ve taken things one step further. On Friday, MAC executives announced that they had made arrangements for 100% of the collection’s global profits to be donated to initiatives benefitting the women and girls of Juarez.
Pop quiz! What do you do when you get a personal invite to the White House? While the right answer is obvious — show up — the wrong answer, which will from here on out be known as the Rodarte response, is to make like the Mulleavy sisters and no show.
Kate and Laura Mulleavy are at it again, this time designing a line of tees in collaboration with Rialto Pictures to celebrate the 50th anniversary and rerelease of the French film Breathless. (Don’t worry. We’d never heard of it either.)
Last month, Laura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte announced they’d be designing the costume for a ballet in Darren Aronofsky’s new film Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. It turns out this wasn’t their first foray into cinematic fashion — Daily Front Row reports that the Mulleavy’s designed the costumes for Bastard, a short film written and directed by Kirsten Dunst.
Wednesday marked the 2nd anniversary of Tavi Gevinson’s blog StyleRookie. Since then, Tavi has taken the Internet and the fashion industry by storm, earning her front row tickets to Chanel’s Paris Couture Show and friends like Kate and Laura Mulleavy.
Laura and Kate Mulleavy, the sisters behind the brilliant Rodarte line, have always expressed their interest and love of films, particularly those in the horror genre. According to WWD, their movie dreams are finally coming true.
To be inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America is like winning an Oscar. And just like the nominations for the Academy Awards, the fashion community waits breathlessly to discover who is to be honored and, more importantly, who is to be recognized as the latest and greatest in fashion.