(Getty Images) Natalie Portman in Black Swan
Despite buzz about the costumes in Black Swan
, designers Kate Mulleavy
and Laura Mulleavy
, of Rodarte, will not walk home with an Oscar next month. Even if the movie wins the award for best costume design, Fashionista
reports lead designer Amy Westcott will accept the trophy.
The Mulleavy sisters created more than 40 costumes for the film, including Natalie Portman
's stunning performance ensembles. But when they negotiated their contracts, the duo accepted being credited as backend designers. According to guild rules, only the frontend designer is up for awards. Apparently, this has happened before: Givenchy famously designed the dresses for Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina
, but Edith Head won the Oscar.
The Mulleavys' hands are tied when it comes to Black Swan
, but now the sisters are working with an agency that'll be sure to get their names front and center for future movie endeavors.
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