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Rodarte designers rumored to be entering the fur sector

on Friday,March 26,2010 20:03

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Insiders say that the creators of designer label Rodarte may be partnering with a high-end fur company.

New York magazine reports that sources close to Kate and Laura Mulleavy, who founded the dress brand, say that the duo may be in talks with fur designer Revillon, despite repeat denials from the ladies' reps.

Revillon's previous designer, Peter Dundas, left the brand in October of 2008 to work for Pucci, prompting the company to stay off the Paris runways at last month's fashion week, according to the news source.

According to the Rodarte website, the Mulleavys launched the line in 2005 after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley. The brand is currently carried by several high-end retailers, including Barney's, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Beams, Harvey Nichols, Colette, Ikram, Nordstrom, Jeffrey, Dover Street Market, Joyce, Podium and 10 Corso Como. The line currently produces approximately 1,000 pieces per year and typically cost several thousand dollars, according to the magazine.

Industry experts anticipate that the Mulleavys could debut their Revillon line at Couture Week in July.

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