Narciso Rodriguez


New York: Narciso Rodriguez looked back to his own glory days, the 1990s, for his current collection and was inspired by early images of Kate Moss and his muse and great supporter Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. White slip dresses – some made from luxe jacquard – recalled the famous wedding dress he made for Kennedy in 1996. A cap-sleeved scoop-neck version was a highlight, its bias-cut silk falling to form an elegant, slim silhouette. The calf-length hemlines, which have appeared on many other runways this season, were back for all of the designer’s dresses and skirts. Charcoal lapel-less jackets and an expertly tailored boxy white pantsuit added a masculine element, but a delicate red and white jacquard balanced it out with a romantic touch. Among the last looks of the show were gold pavé sequin pieces veiled with black chiffon for a moody, dull glow. Rodriguez’s triumphant collection seemed pointed at his young emulators, as if to say, “Now this is minimalism.”

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