Narciso Rodriguez

Narciso Rodriguez

Designer, Narciso Rodriguez

The American dressmaker favours simple, clean lines and sheath shapes, and has dressed Michelle Obama and Hollywood actresses.

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Narciso Rodriguez has been at the forefront of American design since he came onto the scene over 25 years ago. Known for his American sportswear inflected aesthetic and the clarity of his lines. Rodriguez dressed Michelle Obama when she celebrated her husband’s historical win in 2008. Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, once told press, "No one but Narciso has ever made a simple line look more stunning."

In 1995, Rodriguez became design director of TSE, where he presented the first ready-to-wear collections for men and women. In 1996, Carolyn Bessette asked Rodriguez to create the gown she wore to marry John F. Kennedy Jr, putting the designer firmly on the fashion radar. Rodriguez was soon appointed design director of Cerruti in Paris. In October 1997, the first women’s ready-to-wear collection under the Narciso Rodriguez label, in partnership with Italian manufacturer AEFFE, was presented in Milan for the S/S 1998 season.

That year Rodriguez was awarded ‘Best New Designer’ at the Vogue/VH1 Fashion Awards as well as the ‘Perry Ellis Award’ for best new designer by the CFDA. As a consequence, Loewe appointed Rodriguez as design director of the women’s ready to wear collection. Rodriguez held the position until 2001.


  • Narciso Rodriguez
    Narciso Rodriguez

    Designer 1997 - Present, New York, United States

  • Loewe

    1998 - 2001, Madrid, Spain

  • Cerruti

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