Rodarte is a luxury clothing and accessories brand founded by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy in 2005 in Los Angeles. Kate and Laura grew up in Northern California. They received a degree in liberal arts at the University of California at Berkeley in 2001. Kate studied art history, with particular emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. After graduating from Berkeley, both Kate and Laura returned to Los Angeles, where they launched a brand called Rodarte. The name “Rodarte” is derived from Spanish, taken from the maiden name of Kate and Laura’s mother. As a brand with innovative concepts, Rodarte is known for combining high-end, feminine and modern art with the influence of California, the US state. Handmade, multi-layered, hand-crafted multi-layer costumes help Kate and Laura Mulleavy win numerous awards and honors, including: CFDA female costume designer, Grant Artists Grant, Design Award Cooper-Hewitt National Design for Fashion in 2009, American National Art Award for Art in 2010 and most recently the Fashion Legend Award of Chicago Art Academy 2013. In 2010, at Awards ceremony Film critic Radio 16th, Kate and Laura were honored for the ballet costumes they designed in producer Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan. In 2011, the performance of Rodarte’s first collection called the States of Matter was held at the Los Angeles Art Museum. Rodarte’s work is also on display in collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Museum of Fashion and the Institute of Technology in New York City.
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