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Narcisco Rodriguez
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
Fall 2009
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 17, 2009

Written by Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Eka Halim

Narcisco Rodriguez has environed a tough, sexy, androgynous fall for 2009. The styles are futuristically constructed with strategically placed cut outs and form-fitting wrapped straps of stretchy material in shades of lime, orange and black. And since even the Rodriguez customer occasionally needs a more conservative look, he has included some beautifully made suits and dresses colored from a neutral taupe palette.

Some Fun Facts:

1. Narcisco Rodriguez began his career at Calvin Klein where he befriended a fellow employee, Carolyn Bessette. When Miss Bessette became engaged, she asked her good friend, Narcisco, to design her wedding dress. He did, she married John F. Kennedy Jr. and they both instantly became super novas.

2. Rodriguez is a Cuban immigrant who grew up in Newark, New Jersey. He is a very good friend to fellow Cuban immigrants, the fashion designer Isabel Toledo and her husband Ruben Toledo. Michelle Obama wore a Rodriguez design when she appeared with her husband and family at Grant Park in Chicago just after the election was called. Mrs. Obama wore a Isabel Toledo design to the inauguration.

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