Monday, March 1, 2010

Designer Dosage: Narciso Rodriguez

Full Name: Narciso Rodriguez III

Birth date: January 27, 1961

Hometown: Newark, NJ

Brand: Narciso Rodriguez

Claim to Fame: Designed the wedding dress of fellow Calvin Klein employee Carolyn Bessette Kennedy for her wedding to JFK Jr and Michelle Obama's dress on election night 2008.

Career: Received his eduaction at Parson's New School for Design. After doing some freelance work in the garment industry, he joined Anne Klein as Women's Design Director under Donna Karen. He later moved to Calvin Klein where he worked on the Women's Collection. In 1997, he launched his own label.

In 2005, he became the first American to win the Council of Fashion Designers of America Womenswear Designer of the Year Award two years in a row. His clients includ Salma Hayek, Claire Danes, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel Weisz, and Sonia Braga.

Favs from Fall 2010 line:
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