NEW BEAUTY

Norma Kamali on Living Your Best Life at Every Age

By Tatiana Bido

Her new book I Am Invincible may sound like a declaration of her own 50-year history in an industry with a short attention span, but 75-year-old legendary fashion designer Norma Kamali penned the original manuscript as a gift to a friend on her 50th birthday. “I gave her a small leather-bound Moleskine notebook with my ‘50 Tips on Turning 50!’ I was amazed at the reaction. I received texts, emails and follow-up calls from many of the party guests asking me to make my book available.” That book has now evolved into a gift for all women with advice and encouragement for conquering every stage of life. “This is my gift to you,” she writes. “Sleep, diet and exercise are my ‘Three Pillars.’” Here, she looks back on how those three pillars have helped her remain effortlessly ageless, decade after decade.

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FOUR COURSES WITH GEOFFREY ZAKARIAN

Norma Kamali

In this episode of “Four Courses”, Geoffrey Zakarian speaks with his good friend, fashion designer Norma Kamali. Norma shares priceless stories from her 50 years of cultural observation, her thoughts on staying timeless and relevant, and of course, her unique health and wellness tips. Also, Norma outlines the powerful philosophy behind her new book “I Am Invincible”.

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JUST SOMETHING ABOUT HER WITH JENNIFER PALMIERI

Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali is a fashion designer, wellness expert, and author of her new book "I Am Invincible," which empowers women to embrace aging. At age 75, Norma's career has spanned five decades, during which she's become best known for the sleeping bag coat, the red swimsuit worn by Farrah Fawcett, and creating an athleisure line before athleisure was a thing. And she says her best years are still ahead.

Jennifer invites Norma on the show to bond over their shared belief that turning 50 is the most liberating experience for women. Norma shares her secret to staying creative, how she plans on living until age 120, and the importance of always looking forward. Plus, Jennifer and Norma discuss how women's fashion has changed through the years, and how they think it will look after more than a year of sweatpants and sneakers in the pandemic.

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ALIVE IN THE ARCHIVE

Introducing: Norma Kamali

In episode 5 of “Alive in the Archive,” we had the honor of sitting down and discussing archiving and the preservation of legacy with the innovative and invincible, @normakamali. She shares her experience with purging her own archive in order to create a blank canvas for creativity, as well as advice for the next generation on how to harness your power as a woman.

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TOKEN CEO PODCAST

You Can’t Prescribe Passion (Feat. Norma Kamali‪)‬

On today’s Token CEO, Erika is joined by fashion icon and generational designer, Norma Kamali. The two talk making the most of every chapter of your life, taking chances, and not letting your age define you.

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DREAM BIG BY DIANA MADISON

Norma Kamali on Finding Your Purpose and Being Invincibl‪e‬

Fashion Icon Norma Kamali opens up about her secrets to building an empire and having it last for over 50 years.

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Grit & Grace

Norma Kamali on Survival Instincts & Protecting 53 years of Her Creative Visio‪n

With: Melissa Kiguwa

In the twenty-fourth episode of Grit & Grace, entrepreneur and host Melissa Kiguwa talks to iconic fashion designer Norma Kamali about her survival instinct and perseverance. Norma is best known for popularizing shoulder pads in the 80s; designing the red one-piece bathing suit worn by Farrah Fawcett in Farrah's famous 1976 poster, as well as, the bathing suit worn by Whitney Houston on the back cover of her 1985 debut album; and designing the popular Sleeping Bag Coat.

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Fashion icon Norma Kamali’s book reveals how she looks young at 75

By Kirsten Fleming

Norma Kamali has been a trailblazing force in women’s fashion — designing bold looks (including the ones she models in this article).

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Business Of Fashion

Norma Kamali on Rebelliousness, Creativity and How She Made a Lasting Business

After the release of her new book, I Am Invincible, designer Norma Kamali sat down with BoF’s chief correspondent Lauren Sherman to talk about the inception of her brand, its evolving purpose and plan, creativity and ageing.

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TAMRON HALL

Norma Kamali Was Told That She Would Meet Her Soulmate at 65… It Turned Out to Be True

Norma Kamali is a fashion mogul and icon. She is one of the most influential women in fashion with a career spanning five decades. Her designs have been worn by everyone from the late Farrah Fawcett to Beyoncé and Rihanna. Norma joins us to talk about life at 75, her new book and announcing the engagement to her longtime partner.

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Ageless

Personal Power with a Side of Popcor‪n

With: Cynthia Rowley and Kit Keenan

This week on Ageless, we sit down with iconic American designer Norma Kamali. We get to chat about equal parts fashion and wellness, our two favorite discussion topics! Norma dishes the diet secrets that have kept her glowing and healthy at 75 as well as insider stories about her rise to fashion infamy. We hope you love this episode as much as we did.

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Fashion icon Norma Kamali wants to change the way women look at aging with new book, 'I Am Invincible'

By: Tamsen Fadal, Juan Carlos Molina

When it comes to purpose in life, Norma Kamali has never doubted hers.

"Doing things for women was really a natural, joyous experience for me," said Kamali.

Kamali is a fashion icon, perhaps known best for her sleeping bag coats and that famous red swimsuit that Farrah Fawcett donned in the 1970s. Today, she is 75 years old, newly engaged and now, an author. Her book is appropriately titled "I Am Invincible."

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Talking Body with Amy Porterfield

Women of a Certain Ag‪e

On today's episode Amy confronts one of her biggest fears: getting older. Later, fashion legend Norma Kamali tells Amy why she plans to live to 120, and lets her in on a few secrets she's picked up along her 75 years.

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Unplug Podcast

I Am Invincible: Your Guide to Aging with Power with Norma Kamal‪i‬

This week on The Unplug Podcast, fashion icon Norma Kamali reveals the juicy details of her latest book, I Am Invincible.

In the pages of I Am Invincible, Norma lays out a decade-by-decade guide to aging with power. Only 75 years old herself, Norma plans to live to be 120 and is loving every minute of it. From the best life-extending snacks, to skin care secrets, to priceless insight from Norma's very own experiences, you won't want miss this must-have guide to loving every age and every stage of your life!

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The Morning Toast

Norma Kamali on The Morning Toast: Friday, February 19, 2021

“Legendary fashion designer Norma Kamali joins Jackie and Claudia Oshry from The Morning Toast to discuss her new book, the state of the fashion industry, and post-Covid living. Her book Invincible is out now.”

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MARIASHRIVER.COM

Norma Kamali’s 8 Truths for Loving Yourself, Staying Relevant, and ‘Aging with Power’

By STACEY LINDSAY

“At 75, Norma Kamali seems both like a life sage and someone who is still blooming. It’s not just that Kamali’s work as a venerable fashion designer has given the world a surge of authentic creativity for the past five decades. (Kamali’s designs, which include the famous sleeping bag coat, have always defied trends and age-expectation.)”

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Yahoo.com

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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WALL STREET JOURNAL

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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Bustle

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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WALL STREET JOURNAL

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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THE NEW YORKER

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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PEOPLE.COM

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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WALL STREET JOURNAL

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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