Norma Kamali Spring 2022 Ready-To-Wear

By Laird Borrelli-Persson

The Norma Kamali parachute jumpsuit and sleeping bag coat on view in the Costume Institute exhibition “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” was pulled from her spring 2022 collection, but she first designed these pieces in the 1970s. It’s a decade that parallels the 2020s in ways that go far beyond fashion, she thinks.

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