Narciso Rodriguez is an American designer of Cuban descent who launched his own label in 1997 after designing for such leading fashion houses as Calvin Klein and Anne Klein. A year after its launch he was awarded the Perry Ellis Award for Best New Designer by the CFDA, and now clients include Salma Hayek, Anna Paquin, and Sarah Jessica Parker who admire his exquisite tailoring and craftsmanship.
Treasure: My work
Quote: "You need faith”
Escape: Bahia, Brazil
Inspiration: Books, Italian film, modern art and photography
Movie: Boccaccio 70, directed by Sica, Fellini, Monicelli and Visconti
Childhood memory: Spending the summer in the Florida Keys with my family.
Work of Art: Pat Steir’s "About the Black"
Song: Mamas and The Papas’ “Dream a Little Dream of Me”
Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga
Misconception (about you): That I live in Europe
Guilty Pleasure: Chelsea Lately
Junk Food: Ben & Jerry’s
Youth Remedy: A visit to Tracie Martyn and her products
De-Stress Mechanism: A walk in the East Village
Cocktail: Dirty vodka martini...lots of olives, please!
Pals: Our dogs, Lucky, Clifford and John
Crush: Thomas Tolan
TV Show: The Good Wife
Cartoon Character: Bugs Bunny
Restaurant: Café Cortadito in the East Village