Narciso Rodriguez is a New York-based Cuban-American designer who brings Latin American Modernism into fashion.
His work reminds me of another Cuban-American artist, minimalist Carmen Herrera, who recently had a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Both have a strong interest in architecture that shows in their craft.
I’m not sure Narciso would like this comparison, but his work also reminds me of the Barneys Downtown flagship store. Both have a spare, elegant flow. Yes, you can buy Narciso at Barneys.
Narciso first got attention for designing Carolyn Bessette’s wedding dress for her marriage to John F. Kennedy, Jr. in 1996. Michelle Obama chose Narciso for her first appearance as the First Lady in 2008. He is one of the designers who regularly gets worn on red carpets.
Narciso Rodriguez in New York
Narciso’s studio is here and he often gets inspiration from New York City streets.
You can buy his designs at Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Intermix.
Clean lines and the last bit of color as we move into Fall.
Narciso’s proportions turn the female silhouette into sculpture. As a ballerina, I want to wear clothes that accentuate every line of my body. I was taught to always be ready for the photo. Narciso is picture-perfect.
Spring Summer 2017
I love the oversize coat in this look. It reminds me of when it’s cold and my boyfriend gives me his coat to wear. The flowing silk of the V-Neck Boyfriend Cardigan Dress underneath is how I feel after making love, and how I want to feel for Spring. The dress is available at Bergdorf’s and Barneys for $2,495.
For more information, visit www.narcisorodriguez.com