Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte won the 2010 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Fashion Design--and potentially the opportunity to meet Michelle Obama, as The Cut points out. Michelle is honorary patron of the event for the second time, and although she couldn't make it last year (sending then-Social Secretary, Desiree Rogers in her place), we're hoping she'll plan ahead for this year's October 14th gala. But, in any case, she did invite last year's winners to the White House.
Michelle has worn Rodarte's creations several times. On October 1, 2009:
On April 23, 2009:
Rodarte beat Behnaz Sarafpour and Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, among others, to receive this year's award.