Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan will be opening the Venice Film Festival this year on the 1st of September. For it, Fashion's favourite sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy have designed 40 costumes for the entire ballet corps. The costumes will be featured in the "Swan Lake" part of the film, marking Rodarte's first foray into costume design.
In even more exciting news, last night the pair won the prestigious Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for fashion design. Presented by host Michelle Obama to the absent Mulleavy's, who had pulled out on attending the ceremony in the early morning, they had their spokesman tell press that they “had a family obligation to attend to in Los Angeles." Despite this, they have gathered much applause over the last year for all their oustanding work within the fashion world.