Rodarte to head Pitti W



Womenswear trade show Pitti W, which takes place in Milan from June 14 to 17, has invited Rodarte's Laura and Kate Mulleavy to be this season's guest designers. Past headliners include Haider Ackermann, Gareth Pugh, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Proenza Schouler. [WWD]

The Mulleavy sister's Rodarte line has been swiftly climbing the ranks of high fashion since its 2005 break out on to the scene. They count several A-List starlets as faithful clients like Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Dita von Teese, Emma Watson and Kirsten Dunst. Rodarte is behind the plum gown a pregnant Natalie Portman donned for the 83rd annual Oscars where the actress took home the Oscar for Best Actress.