Style Chat: Narciso Rodriguez
By Jose Ortiz
The Boss isn’t the only notable to come out of the Garden State. It also produced the first designer to win the prestigious CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award two years in a row. As Anna Wintour noted, “No one but Narciso has ever made a simple line look more stunning.” This grounded couturier, who famously dressed Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and Michelle Obama, is celebrated the world over for the dazzling creations he sends down the runway.
Favorite new designer: 20-year-old Pedro Lourenço
Miami’s fashion faux pas: Short skirts that are too short, worn with platform shoes that are too high
On your iPod: DJ Honey Dijon, Depeche Mode, Coldplay, Radiohead
Your fantasy entourage includes: Bette Davis, Oscar Wilde, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Gabrielle Chanel
Phrase you most overuse: “That’s crazy.”
No one would expect: I’m addicted to word games.
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