One of the foremost American designers during the last two decades, Narciso Rodriguez plays a singular role in fashion. In 1996, Rodriguez received international acclaim when he designed the bias-cut wedding dress that Carolyn Bessette wore for her marriage to John F. Kennedy, Jr. On November 4, 2008, Narciso Rodriguez became part of a monumental event in American history. To celebrate her husband Barack Obama’s triumphant victory as the first African American president of The United States, Michelle Obama chose to wear a dress from the designer’s Spring 2009 Collection. "It was both emotional and exhilarating," Rodriguez said. "To be part of this memorable moment in history was a great honor." The designer was again honored when the First Lady chose to wear Narciso Rodriguez to her husband’s first State of the Union address in 2009 and his last State of the Union address in 2016.
Today, Narciso Rodriguez’s fashion house is based in New York City where he shows his women’s ready-to-wear collections, reimagined with clean lines and a pure aesthetic bringing a sophisticated sensibility to modern dressing. Anna Wintour, editor in chief of American Vogue, once told press “No one but Narciso has ever made a simple line look more stunning.”