Narciso Rodriquez

 

Narciso Rodriquez III born 27 of  January 1961 he is an american fashion designer.  He grew up in Newark New Jersey.  He was educated at the New School in New York, studying at their art and design college, Parsons The New School for Design. Following freelance work in New York’s garment industry, he joined Anne Klein as Women’s Design Director under Donna Karan. Later, he moved to Calvin Klein where he worked on the Women’s Collection. In 1997 he launched his own label. His first major attention came when he designed the wedding dress of fellow Calvin Klein employee Carolyn Bessette for her wedding to John F. Kennedy, Jr..  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. In 2003 Rodriguez introduced a women’s perfume with Shiseido‘s Beauté Prestige International division called, “For Her”. His men’s fragrance, “For Him”, launched in July 2007.  On November 4, 2008, Michelle Obama wore a dress from Narciso Rodriguez‘s spring 2009 collection when she joined her husband, Barack Obama, appearing for the first time as president-elect of the United States, on the stage at Grant Park in Chicago; it was widely panned by both the fashion press and the public.  His ultramodern collections combine clean colors and strict lines with luxurious fabrics.

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