The Most Important Fashion Designers In L.A. 1.1
You’ve most likely already seen her work on stars like Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Alba. 39-year-old jewelry designer and L.A. native Jennifer Meyer is known for her elegant, versatile designs that fit just as easily on the red carpet, as they do with a T-shirt and jeans. Companies like Barneys New York and Net-a-Porter have come calling to collaborate with this Cali gal, a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Runner-Up and CFDA Swarovski Award nominee. Meyer, whose designs grace the crème de la crème of Hollywood starlets on the daily, is pure Hollywood through and through—not only is she the daughter of NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer and wife of actor Tobey Maguire, she also worked for the Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren fashion houses before debuting her own collection, ‘Made with love in Los Angeles.’
KATE AND LAURA MULLEAVY OF RODARTE
It is an extremely rare occurrence when Anna Wintour wants to take a meeting after viewing an initial collection of ten items, but such was the case with Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the sisters behind Rodarte—who still lived at home with their parents in Pasadena at the time. But you name it and these girls have done it: they have permanent collections at LACMA, in the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and at the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum. They are the winners of both the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award and the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear, as well as the National Art Award from Americans for the Arts for their dreamy, ethereal pieces, which can also be seen throughout Darren Aronofsky’s 2010 ballet drama, Black Swan.