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Narcisco Rodriguez
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
Spring 2011
The Tents at Lincoln Center
September 15, 2010

Written by Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Cindy Ord


Narcisco Rodriguez's career was launched when his good friend, Carolyn Bessette, asked him to design her wedding dress for her marriage to John F. Kennedy the First African Baptist Church on Cumberland Island back in September 21, 1996. The elegant photo of her standing on the steps of the chapel, wearing Rodriguez's simple, elegant and sexy style was seen around the world and jump started Rodriguez's career.

Flash forward to September 2010 when Narcisco Rodriguez was named Presents Designer for Mercedes Benz Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Week. When announcing the selection, Fern Mallis, SVP Mercedes Benz Fashion Week said, "Narcisco Rodriguez is a perfect choice to be the Mercedes-Benz Presents designer as his clothes are designed and executed with the same precision, structure and attention to detail as a Mercedes-Benz."

For Spring 2011, Rodriguez presented a collection of timeless elegant designs. The dresses were simple, beautifully constructed and feminine. Rodriguez utilized a color palette of mostly neutrals to create his ethereal designs. The collection is perfect for the Uma Thurman's of the world - tall slim elegant women with an eye for quality and simplicity.

Celebrity guests at the show included Claire Danes, Emily Rosum and Jessica Alba.



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