Blake Lively and Kate Mulleavy from the 2009 CFDA Fashion Awards

Kate and Laura Mulleavy discuss what it’s like to design an Oscar dress during ABC’s Oscar Pre-Show.


Impact Exhibit Party Last Night


2008 Swarovski Award for Womenswear

Name: Kate & Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte

Where They Are Now: One year after winning the Swarovski Award for Womenswear, the Mulleavy sisters were awarded the 2009 Best Womenswear Designers of the Year. Since then, the label has continued to see more success and gain praise for its couture like ready to wear collections. The sisters were asked to design costumes for the Oscar Nominated film Black Swan and Rodarte was given an exhibition at the MoCA in Los Angeles. 

Fun Fact: Although the two sisters learned basic sewing techniques from their mother, neither have any formal training in fashion design!