Has fashion designer Narcisco Rodriguez enjoyed the ultimate career? Let’s see. Awarded the CFDA’s prestigious “Womenswear Designer of the Year Award”? Check — and not once but <i>twice</i>, in consecutive years, making him the first American to achieve such an honor. Dressing the most fashionable women in the world? Check: Rodriguez, after all, was the designer who outfitted First Lady Michelle Obama for her historic election night appearance in 2008. Working with icons? Yep: years ago, he worked at Anne Klein under Donna Karan. Operated his own label? Of course: Rodriguez launched his first eponymous collection in 1997, and has since become known worldwide for his minimalist, architectural ready-to-wear clothing for women. In addition to his softly sexy fine apparel, Rodriguez designs luxurious shoes, handbags and accessories as well as a line of perfumes (For Her and Essence for women, For Him for men).
As Moscow Fashion Week comes to a close, we're celebrating these serious style stars, spotted on the street. Standing out from the show-going crowds is no easy feat, unless you happen to be a part of the impeccably dressed tribe known as the "Russian Fashion Mafia." Ultra chic members like Mira Duma and Elena Perminova serve up outfit inspiration worthy of a photo op in eye-catching looks often ripped straight from the runways. Tap into the It Girl look yourself with the wardrobe upgrades below, and cue the flashbulb frenzy.
Show some skin in these flattering, pair-with-anything finds.
Sharp, office-ready investments for the boardroom and beyond
Timeless leather satchels, totes, and more to complete any look