Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali Wins City of Design Award From Museum of the City of New York

Click here to read the full article. Norma Kamali, a native New Yorker who built her more than 50-year-old company in the city, was honored Wednesday with the City of Design Award from the Museum of the City of New York at its spring symposium and luncheon.   She joins previous recipients such as Cynthia Rowley, Peter Marino, Jacques Grange, Ralph Pucci, Jonathan Adler, Simon Doonan and Elizabeth Graziolo.More from WWDFashion Group International Night of Stars 2021Cannes Scene: What to do Between ScreeningsACR Runway Fashion Collection Sketches: amfAR Gala Cannes As women approached Kamali during the Champagne reception to sign copies of...
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Norma Kamali Launches Her First Official Bridal Collection

Norma Kamali is no stranger to one-of-a-kind, custom bridal gowns. For over 15 years, the designer has produced major wedding dress moments for her best friends, daughters, and celebrity brides alike. Most recently, while designing a bespoke gown for a future bride, Kamali had a spark of inspiration; and instead...
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Must Read: Meet the 2022 CFDA/'Vogue' Fashion Fund Finalists, How a Norma Kamali Dress From the '70s Became a Best-Seller Again

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday. The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund announces 2022 finalists. On Tuesday, the CFDA and Vogue unveiled the 10 finalists for the 2022 Fashion Fund. They are: Jacques Agbobly of Black Boy Knits; Elena Velez; Felisha Noel of Fe Noel; Lauren Harwell Godfrey of Harwell Godfrey; Taofeek Abijako of Head of State; Conley Averett of Judy Turner; Colm Dillane of Kid Super; Pia Davis and Autumn Randolph of No Sesso, Omar Salam of Sukeina and Jackson Wiederhoeft of Wiederhoeft. "Our ten finalists are a wonderful reminder that great fashion isn't only wildly creative, but that it comes with a conscience," said Anna Wintour, in a statement. "I'm so proud of this year's group; they represent the very best of what America can be — and what it can stand for." Meet them all in the gallery below. {Fashionista inbox}

Norma Kamali Joins Panel Discussion on Sustainability and Fashion Trends

Click here to read the full article. Norma Kamali will join Deborah Koenigsberger, owner of the luxury fashion boutique Noir et Blanc and the retail shop next door, The Thrifty Hog; Constance White, fashion editor and author of “How to Slay”; Cynde Watson, director of artistry at It Cosmetics, and Carlton Jones, stylist, designer, founder and chief executive officer of his eponymous fashion brand, for a panel discussion Thursday. The topics are sustainability, fashion trends and looking good while doing good. The panel will be moderated by fashion journalist Teri Agins at the Noir et Blanc boutique at 7 West 25th...

Norma Kamali Pre-Fall 2022

For pre-fall, Norma Kamali turned out all the stops to debut a celebratory, bridal-forward collection. Although the designer had previously designed one-of-a-kind bridal looks in the ’90s, for 15 years, her pre-fall collection started when the designer had offered to design a princess-inspired gown for the daughter of a close friend. A handful of dress samples later, Kamali (who is also engaged) wanted to expand the assortment to offer the collection for any bride-to-be.

Fashion Icon Norma Kamali is A Vision At 76 (And Thinks You Need More Sleep)

At age 76, Norma Kamali is the fashion designer behind au courant street style looks (hello, Carrie Bradshaw) and an inspiration to wellness devotees everywhere with her svelte frame, clean lifestyle and through-the-roof energy levels. That’s what we like to call ‘goals’. As a designer, Norma serves timeless looks that...

Tommy Hilfiger, Norma Kamali, Fausto Puglisi Among FGI’s ‘Night of Stars’ Honorees

Click here to read the full article. NEW YORK — Reflective, thankful, at times heartfelt and, truth be told, a little slow-going, the Fashion Group International’s “Night of Stars” Wednesday night somewhat mirrored the past 18 months. Three-hundred vaccinated people gathered at Cipriani South Street for the 37th annual event. During the pre-dinner cocktails, guests chatted about pandemic retreats, empty offices, shipping delays, understaffed stores and lockdown-induced fitness regimes. At 93, QVC designer Stan Herman is still selling to millions from his Hamptons home and playing tennis four times a week. Other designers like Rodney Epperson, Carlos Campos and Sally LaPointe also...

Norma Kamali Women’s Standard Swimwear

Our sweet strapless baby doll mio is inspired by a retro classic. Featuring a blouson draped top that sits nicely above the hips and a lined strapless sweetheart-like neckline, all made from our luxurious stretch swim jersey. It’s a charming one-piece, perfect for the poolside.

Norma Kamali RTW Spring 2022

“While I never think of myself as a nostalgic designer, I do think about timeless style every season,” the voice of Norma Kamali remarked at the beginning of her spring collection video presentation. However, leading up to the spring season, Kamali thought a lot about parallels of current times with those of the 1960s and ’70s, as well as the beginnings of her career.

Norma Kamali, Iconic Fashion Designer, Is Stronger Than Ever at 75

All products featured on Glamour are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Norma Kamali has earned a permanent place in fashion history. The 75-year-old created the legendary sleeping bag coat. She designed jeans for Studio 54. That famous Farrah Fawcett pinup look with the giant hair and the red swimsuit? That’s a Norma Kamali suit. Kamali is literally in museums—her designs are housed in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian.

Norma Kamali Resort 2022

“Swimwear sold no matter what stage we were in in COVID-19,” Norma Kamali explained over Zoom. “So what I did was triple the size of her swimwear collection, and everything sold. The next phase is expanding more cover-ups, which we had, but even making that bigger, and looking at this category holistically, because it’s year-round. But it’s not just swimwear, it’s bodysuits, it’s used for everything. This is my happy place.”

Norma Kamali Has Designed a Pillow and—of Course—It’s Made of Swimsuit Fabric

In 1976, the actress Farrah Fawcett was photographed for a poster wearing a sizzling red one-piece swimsuit, her tousled blond waves cascading over her shoulders, her wide smile blinding. The image has since become iconic and so, too, has the designer of the suit in question, Norma Kamali, a fashion veteran who, over the course of 53 years, has become known for her innovative, prescient creations like sleeping bag coats (worn by doormen at Studio 54, no less) and high-heeled sneakers. This month, Kamali is expanding her deep familiarity with bathing suits to characteristically unexpected territory: She is launching a home line whose pieces are covered in swimwear fabrics.

Springtime Awakening: Norma Kamali Presented By Gabriel & Co.

NEW YORK, May 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In the spirit of fresh beginnings Gabriel & Co ., the most trusted leader of the bridal and fashion fine jewelry world, is proud to announce Norma Kamali's return to the widely popular Designer Flash series. An unforgettable choice, Ms. Kamali boasts the air of positivity needed now. In addition, Kamali and Gabriel & Co.'s latest collections seamlessly allow customers to dive headfirst into captivating fashion without sacrificing the comforts many have come to enjoy this past year.

Fashion Designer Norma Kamali Launches a Home Collection

If you ask fashion designer Norma Kamali what makes a home the ultimate place to live, she’ll tell you without hesitation that it’s versatility. “You want to be able to easily reinvent a room with flexible pieces that can be used and displayed in different ways,” she told me when we recently met via Zoom. “The approach gives you the freedom to constantly change up the design.”

Norma Kamali Women’s One Piece Swimsuit

From our iconic swim collection, made with a smooth layer of stretch jersey that allows you to c your shape with its all-over shirring. Great for curves, This chic wide-set halter one-piece molds the body in classic retro style.

Norma Kamali on Living Your Best Life at Every Age

This article first appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of New Beauty. Click here to subscribe. Her new book I Am Invincible may sound like a declaration of her own 50-year history in an industry with a short attention span, but 75-year-old legendary fashion designer Norma Kamali penned the original manuscript as a gift to a friend on her 50th birthday. “I gave her a small leather-bound Moleskine notebook with my ‘50 Tips on Turning 50!’ I was amazed at the reaction. I received texts, emails and follow-up calls from many of the party guests asking me to make my book available.” That book has now evolved into a gift for all women with advice and encouragement for conquering every stage of life. “This is my gift to you,” she writes. “Sleep, diet and exercise are my ‘Three Pillars.’” Here, she looks back on how those three pillars have helped her remain effortlessly ageless, decade after decade.

Norma Kamali to Be Presenter at Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Ladies Luncheon

Norma Kamali will present her collection and read from her new book, “I Am Invincible,” at the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Ladies Luncheon this summer. The luncheon will be held Aug. 20 in Southampton, N.Y. at T Bar restaurant. In the past, the event was held in May in New York City, but due to COVID-19 restrictions they decided to move it to the Hamptons so it could be held outdoors. This is the seventh year of the event.

Fashion icon Norma Kamali wants to change the way women look at aging with new book, ‘I Am Invincible’

When it comes to purpose in life, Norma Kamali has never doubted hers. “Doing things for women was really a natural, joyous experience for me,” said Kamali. Kamali is a fashion icon, perhaps known best for her sleeping bag coats and that famous red swimsuit that Farrah Fawcett donned in the 1970s. Today, she is 75 years old, newly engaged and now, an author. Her book is appropriately titled “I Am Invincible.”

Norma Kamali On What She's Learned About Beauty In Her 70+ Years (& How She Gets That Glow!)

Our editors have independently chosen the products listed on this page. If you purchase something mentioned in this article, we may earn a small commission. The iconic fashion, beauty, and wellness maven Norma Kamali recently released a new book, I Am Invincible. Part memoir, part advice, part collection of inspiration, the tome is a must-read for anyone who is interested in longevity, creativity, passion, and purpose. Here, an excerpt on her relationship to beauty.