Narciso Rodriguez is an American fashion designer born in 1961.
One of the foremost American designers during the last two decades, Narciso Rodriguez plays a singular role in global fashion.
In 1996, Rodriguez received international acclaim when he designed the bias-cut sheath wedding dress that his close friend Carolyn Bessette wore when she married John Kennedy, Jr.
In the nineties Rodriguez worked for Cerruti and Loewe as Design Director.
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 Spring/Summer 1998 season.
In November 2008, Michelle Obama chose to wear a dress from the designer’s Spring 2009 Collection to celebrate her husband Barack Obama’s triumphant victory as the first African American president of The United States.