By now, the world knows that Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy are getting their big movie break Friday when Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” hits theaters. One costume for Natalie Portman’s character already figures prominently in a promo shot. There are teases in the trailer, too — a flash of a dress here, a close-up of another there. But what about the rest? WWD gets the exclusive sketches for some of the other looks.
Introduced to Aronofsky via Portman, a Rodarte customer and friend, the Mulleavys created 40 costume pieces for his film. Most appear in the onstage performances of “Swan Lake.” Prince Siegfried wears a distressed velvet outfit overlaid with an embroidered floral cheesecloth — “so it looks like a spider web that’s taken over him,” Laura remarks — while Odette dons a flat pancake tutu covered in broken white angora wool, which, the designer adds, gives the appearance of “tree branches growing on [the skirt].”
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
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