Recently, I wrote about Natalie Portman’s Golden Globe win for Black Swan and mentioned Rodarte’s role in designing the amazing costumes worn by Portman. As it turns out, Rodarte won’t receive the top credit as the costume designer for the movie. That accolade will likely go to Amy Westcott, the “front credit” designer for Black Swan.
Apparently Kate and Laura Mulleavy were able to get a “backend” credit for their contribution to the film, and have learned a valuable lesson: always negotiate your credit upfront before signing on the dotted line. For further reading about Rodarte and Black Swan, see Fashionista.com.