Rodarte: Fashion, Clothing, Collections, Runway
Rodarte is a brand of clothing and accessories founded by Kate and Laura Mulleavy. The Mulleavy sisters are U.C. Berkeley graduates from Pasadena, California and have received a number of industry awards since the line's inception in 2005. The sisters have also collaborated with Gap, and most recently Target, on limited edition pieces.
After their initial collection of just 10 pieces, the Mulleavys appeared on the cover of Women's Wear Daily and had a meeting with US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. The company also had the early support of retailers Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom.
Rodarte has been seen on many celebrities including Cate Blanchett, Keira Knightley, and Dita von Teese. At the 81st Academy Awards both Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman were dressed in Rodarte. On April 23, 2009 Michelle Obama wore Rodarte while hosting Queen Rania of Jordan in the Oval Office. In December 2009 the Mulleavys will bring a limited edition collection to Target stores as a part of GO International.