Norma Kamali is an iconic designer who has created unforgettable pieces: The Sleeping Bag Coat, Farrah Fawcett's Red Swim Suit and The Parachute Dress. She is known for her innovative yet timeless approach to fashion and her career spans over four decades. Norma's designs are recognized worldwide and her clothing is coveted by top celebrities and stylists alike.
Press & Celebs
Norma Kamali has been featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Oprah Magazine, WWD, and many more. Celebrity fans include Rihanna, Beyonce, Pink, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus and many more.
Norma Kamali is the winner of numerous awards including: two Coty Awards -- in 1981 (for her Sweatshirt Collection design innovation), and in 1982 (for Women's Fashion Design); the Coty Hall of Fame Award (1983); the Council of Fashion Designers Award (1983) for outstanding women's fashion designs for 1982, and more.
"A nimble thinker, [Norma Kamali] improvised many of her looks from commonplace materials: jumpsuits snipped from parachute silk, with rip cords intact; evening dresses reminiscent of Hollywoods Golden Age made from gold lam curtains; a kimono fashioned from an Appalachian quilt; and bloomers, ballet skirts and tunics cut from lowly sweatshirt fabric." - The New York Times.
Norma Kamali in Recent Aboombas