Red swimsuit designer Norma Kamali on famous Farrah Fawcett poster: '[Boys] remember it as if it were a badge of honor to manhood'

By Lyndsey Parker

“Pioneering fashion designer Norma Kamali has, at 75 years young, just released I Am Invincible, a “handbook for women” that, along with self-care tips for navigating any decade of life, chronicles her decades of creating looks for some of pop culture’s greatest style icons. ”

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Glam Squad Confidential

"Fashion icon Norma Kamali reveals the dress Elvis Presley bought for every girlfriend, the real story behind Hollywood’s favorite coat, the reason why she found love at 65 and exactly how to age in power."

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Marni on the Mov‪e‬

144. Fashion Icon Norma Kamali On Aging With Power, Pillars of A Healthy Lifestyle & The Trailblazing Design Along The Wa‪y‬

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Fashion Legend Norma Kamali's 'Handbook on Aging With Power'

By Emily Bobrow

After decades in an industry obsessed with youth, the designer writes in her new book that 'you can feel better and be better with age'

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At 28, Norma Kamali Risked Her Career To Leave A Bad Marriage

By Raquel Laneri

In Bustle’s Q&A series 28, successful women describe exactly what their lives looked like when they were 28 — what they wore, where they worked, what stressed them out most, and what, if anything, they would do differently. Here, iconic designer Norma Kamali remembers the early years of her career, risking it all to leave a bad marriage, and finding love almost 50 years later.

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How I Built This with Guy Raz

When Norma Kamali studied fashion illustration in the 1960s, she never expected to become a designer. So when a job as an airline clerk came along, she was glad to accept it—along with the perk of dirt-cheap flights from New York to London. On those weekend trips abroad, she discovered fashion that was exuberant and eye-catching, so she started loading her suitcase with clothing to sell in the U.S. By the 1970s, she was designing her own pieces out of a shop in New York; soon she was selling them to celebrities like Cher and Bette Midler. Today, after more than 50 years in the fashion industry, Norma Kamali is known for iconic designs like the sleeping bag coat, and the bold red bathing popularized by Farah Fawcett.


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Trade Your Sweatshirt for This High-Fashion Trick

By Katharine K. Zarrella

How cocooning—or wrapping up in swathes of fabulous fabric—can kelp you kick the Covid blues

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Dressing for Dinner When Dinner Is in a Frigid Curbside Yurt

By Henry Alford

Norma Kamali’s sleeping-bag coat, worn by Lady Gaga and Rihanna, is a far cry from today’s wearable bedrolls, which make you feel like a boil-in-bag vegetable.

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Designer Norma Kamali on 53 Years in the Fashion Industry: 'I've Reinvented Myself Along the Way'

By Colleen Kratofil

In 1976, Norma Kamali left her ex-husband and business partner to create her own label, OMO Norma Kamali, which stood for "on my own"

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Are Blankets the New Going-Out Accessory?

By Lane Florsheim

From Sarah Jessica Parker’s monogrammed Burberry poncho to Norma Kamali’s Sleeping Bag Coat, fashion has long embraced blanket-inspired styles. During a time when most socializing takes place outdoors, would you wear one outside the house?

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