Kate and Laura Mulleavy founded Rodarte in 2005 in Los Angeles, California. They have won numerous awards and accolades, including the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year in 2009, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Fashion, and were nominated for Best Costume Design at the 16th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards for their work in Black Swan. In 2009, Rodarte was the first fashion house to be awarded a United States Artists Grant, and in 2010 Rodarte was awarded the National Arts Awards’ Bill and Maria Bell Young Artist Award. In March 2011, Rodarte’s first west coast exhibition Rodarte: States of Matter opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. Rodarte’s works are featured in the permanent collections of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum at FIT in New York City. International icons including Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Obama, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Maggie Cheung, Scarlett Johansson, and Reese Witherspoon wear the Rodarte label.
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