The first Rodarte collection, comprised of 10 hand-finished pieces, appears on the February 3rd, 2005 cover of Women’s Wear Daily within days of Kate and Laura’s first trip to New York. Shortly thereafter, in September 2005, Rodarte presents its first complete runway collection to accolades during New York Fashion Week.

In Fall 2005, Rodarte is awarded the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award and the line gains support from key retailers including Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Colette, Ikram and Neiman Marcus.


Rodarte is nominated for its first CFDA Swarovski Emerging Womenswear Designer award in June 2006, followed by another nomination in 2007.

In Fall 2006, Rodarte is awarded runner-up in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition following their critically acclaimed Spring 2007 collection and another WWD cover story. Gucci Group Senior Vice President, James McArthur, becomes a mentor to Rodarte as a part of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award.


Rodarte’s white shirt designs, in collaboration with the Gap, appear on the cover of Vogue in May 2007. Rodarte becomes a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.


Rodarte’s Fall 2008 collection, presented
in February 2008, is named Top 10 by, New York Times and Women’s Wear Daily. Soon after, the Metropolitan Musuem of Art’s Costume Institute acquires its first Rodarte gown into the permanent collection and features the gown in its Blog.Mode exhibition in April 2008.

In Summer 2008, Rodarte is selected a finalist in the ANDAM competition.

Rodarte is awarded the CFDA Swarovski Emerging Womenswear Designer award in June 2008.

Rachel Weisz appears on the cover of American Vogue’s October 2008 issue wearing Rodarte.


Rodarte’s Spring 2009 collection, presented in September 2008, is named Top 10 by Women’s Wear Daily Collections and

Rodarte is awarded the Swiss Textiles Award in November 2008, becoming the first American designers and the first women to receive the award.

Rodarte’s Fall 2009 collection, presented in February 2009, is named Top 10 by

Rodarte is Cooper Hewitt’s 2009 National Design Awards Fashion Design Finalist.

Rodarte is featured on the cover of the May 2009 issue of Vogue.

Rodarte is awarded the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award in June 2009.

Rodarte’s Spring 2010 collection, presented in September 2009, is named Top by 10 by and

Rodarte for Target launches in December 2009 at 1000 Target stores nationwide with a national ad campaign.

Kate and Laura are one of the 50 recipients to win the 2009 United States Artists Fellowship.


Rodarte collaborates with Todd Cole a short film entitled “Aanteni”, featuring Guinevere van Seenus and scored by NO AGE.

Rodarte has their first solo-exhibition, Quicktake: Rodarte, at the Cooper- Hewitt in February 2010 and are the first fashion designers in 20 years to be reviewed in Artforum.

Rodarte’s Fall 2010 collection, presented in February 2010, is named Top 10 by

Rodarte designs limited edition posters and t-shirts for the 50th anniversary re-release of Breathless by Jean Luc Godard.

Rodarte is awarded the Cooper Hewitt 2010 National Design Award for fashion.

Kate and Laura are awarded a National Arts Award from Americans for the Arts, becoming the first fashion designers to receive the honor.

Rodarte collaborates with Brody Condon for a performance piece in PS1 MOVE! exhibition.

Vogue names Rodarte a Top 10 collection, this time for their Spring 2011 collection.

Rodarte designs ballet costumes for the Het National Ballet, which premieres on October 15, 2010 in Amsterdam. The ballet is choreographed by Benjamin Millepied and scored by Nico Muhly.

Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman, premieres at the Venice Film Festival with Portman wearing in a custom design by Rodarte to the gala event.

Kate and Laura guest edit Lula #11, which features Charlotte Gainsbourg on the cover in Rodarte photographed by Nan Goldin.

Rodarte’s Spring 2011 collection is voted “Best in Shows” in Wallpaper’s 2011 Design Awards.

Kate and Laura are nominated at 16th Annual Broadcast Film Critics Awards in the Costume Design category for their work in Black Swan.


Rodarte collaborates with Todd Cole on a short film entitled “The Curve of Forgotten Things,” featuring Elle Fanning and scored by Deerhunter.

Rodarte for Opening Ceremony Spring/Summer 2011 collection of women’s ready- to-wear, accessories, and menswear launches in retailers worldwide in February.

Rodarte’s Fall 2011 collection is voted in the Best Collections of the Season by Vogue.

Rodarte’s first west coast exhibition, Rodarte: States of Matter opens in March at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Rodarte’s collaboration with artist Brody Condon is reinterpreted, performed, and acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The first Rodarte Monograph, Rodarte, Catherine Opie, Alec Soth, is published by JRP Ringier.

Kate and Laura are guest designers at Pitti Uomo 80 + Witti W8. On Thursday, June 16, 2011 Rodarte unveils a site-specific installation in Florence showcasing ten new couture pieces created exclusively on the occasion of the 8th edition of Pitti W, set to head to the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA.)

Kate and Laura guest edit Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope: All Story Magazine.


Rodarte’s collaboration with Frank
Gehry and Gustavo Dudamel for the LA Philharmonic’s Don Giovanni is announced.

Rodarte’s own shoe collection deputs for the Fall/Winter 2012 season.

Rodarte guest edits A Magazine #11, including editorials with Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning.

Rodarte designs costumes for the New York City Ballet’s production of “Two Hearts,” directed by Benjamin Millepied.

Kate and Laura Mulleavy collaborate with Mr. Millepied again for the ballet “Moving Parts.”

Kate and Laura Mulleavy are named one of Fast Company’s “50 Designers Shaping The Future” in October 2012.

Rodarte curates Grey Magazine’s Fall 2012 issue, collaborating with photographer
 Nan Goldin on a 40-page archival shoot.

Rodarte creates a special collection of holiday products for Starbucks.

For Target and Neiman Marcus’s holiday collaboration, Rodarte designs celestial printed wrapping paper and
 a hand-painted glass ornament.


Rodarte is honored by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with the Legend of Fashion Award.

Rodarte collaborates with Todd Cole on a short film entitled “This Must Be The Only Fantasy,” featuring Sidney Williams, Elijah Wood, and Guinevere Van Seenus, with an original score by Beach House.

Four runway designs from Rodarte’s Fall/Winter 2008 and Spring/Summer 2009 collections are included in the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibit PUNK: Chaos to Couture.

Katy Perry appears on the cover of American Vogue’s July 2013 issue wearing Rodarte.

Kate and Laura Mulleavy collaborate with John Baldessari on cover artwork for Garage Russia’s Fall/Winter 2013 issue.


Rodarte and Todd Cole’s short film, “This Must Be The Only Fantasy,” is awarded the Webby People’s Choice Award.