Narciso Rodriguez

Narciso Rodriguez

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by Betsy Berne, Narciso Rodriguez
     
 

The two-time winner of the Best Designer of the Year Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and hailed as the king of minimalism, Narciso Rodriguez is poised to take his place in the pantheon of great American designers. As Anna Wintour put it, "No one but Narciso has ever made a simple line look more stunning." Like the famously copied wedding dress…  See more details below

Overview

The two-time winner of the Best Designer of the Year Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and hailed as the king of minimalism, Narciso Rodriguez is poised to take his place in the pantheon of great American designers. As Anna Wintour put it, "No one but Narciso has ever made a simple line look more stunning." Like the famously copied wedding dress he made for Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, Rodriguez’s designs are revered for their exquisite tailoring but also for being wearable. His exceptionally varied and loyal following—from Salma Hayek and Sarah Jessica Parker, to Oprah Winfrey and the late Celia Cruz—is a testament to his success. This elegant volume reveals the artist at work in his atelier. Rodriguez takes his inspiration from the life that surrounds him—whether it’s the subtle color of faded paint on a façade, a pattern made by the sand, or the gesture of a young man on a skateboard—and records it in sketchbooks and vivid snapshots. Always experimenting with new textiles and textures, he creates deceptively simple montages—artworks in their own right—that gracefully yield the stunning dresses we see flowing down the runway.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"(Rodriguez's) clean lines and sleek silhouettes are deservedly praised in this tribute." ~Harper's Bazaar

"A much younger designer whose influence is shaping up to rival YSL has his first career biography. Called simply Narcisco Rodriguez, it's bristling with 300 photos and illustrations." ~Black Book

"...reveals his inspiration and process." ~Publisher's Weekly

"A book for fashionistas dying to know what makes the king of minimalism tick." ~Latina Magazine

"Filled with Narciso's sketches, photographs and insightful text by Betsey Berne this book is one that you will covet now and forever." ~ Hautemimi.com

"The latest from Rizzoli press, Narciso Rodriguez takes the reader inside the atelier of the renowned designer to explore the inspiration he derives from visual arts and architecture, to music, dance, and nature." ~PinkMemo.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847831418
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
11/04/2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
10.36(w) x 11.18(h) x 1.32(d)

Meet the Author

Narciso Rodriguez is a foremost American designer, the first to receive the CFDA "Womenswear Designer of the Year" award for two consecutive years. Betsy Berne is the author of Bad Timing and has written for The New Yorker, Vogue, and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications.

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