It is no secret that sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the brilliance behind much-lauded label Rodarte, have an undying love for film – in the past, they have taken inspiration from 1931’s Frankenstein, Japanese horror flicks and 1960’s Breathless, among others. On September 1, their combined love of design and film will come to life when Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan opens the Venice Film Festival, compete with 40 costumes designed by the duo.
According to a synopsis, Black Swan stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a ballerina who is chosen for the lead role in a production of Swan Lake in New York City. Rodarte’s designs will outfit the entire ballet corps – including Natalie Portman and fellow actress Mila Kunis – in the Swan Lake scene.
This may mark Rodarte’s first foray into the world of costume design for film, but it most likely isn’t its last: earlier this year, Rodarte signed up with William Morris Endeavour Entertainment to explore further opportunities in the entertainment world.