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Norma Kamali on the New "Carrie Bradshaw" Dress, Her Iconic Diana Design

By Halie LeSavage

When Sarah Jessica Parker was seen on the And Just Like That... set in a draped, powder blue bodycon dress by Norma Kamali, fans recognized the look as pure Carrie Bradshaw, if not a little more grown-up than her looks from the original Sex and the City. They might not have known that the latest Carrie dress is a $215 style Norma Kamali first introduced more than forty years ago.

Kamali was excited to see her dress appear on the show, but she didn't expect fans to be familiar with its history. "I’ve been doing this for 53 years. So a lot of the people who are buying the Diana now have no clue or could care less about the fact that that dress was done such a long time ago," the designer tells BAZAAR over Zoom. "They know Norma Kamali today."

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Why Norma Kamali’s Diana Dress, Beloved By Carrie Bradshaw, Has Barely Changed Since The ’70s

By Alice Cary

Norma Kamali, the woman behind the Carrie dress 2.0 – the baby blue ruched bodycon number Sarah Jessica Parker wears in the Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That – has experienced unprecedented demand for the design. “It’s as if we’re giving it away,” Kamali says over Zoom from her home in New York.

The Diana dress, it turns out, has been flying off the shelves for the best part of a year. Thousands sell per week, with retailers keen to stock up the moment it sells out. “I can truly understand why people love it,” she muses. “It fits a moment in time.”

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The Special Meaning Behind Carrie’s Blue Dress From ‘And Just Like That...’

By Emma Childs

One of the most memorable style moments from Sex and the City was the slinky, gray bodycon dress worn by Carrie Bradshaw, aka Sarah Jessica Parker, in Season 2, episode 15. (You may know the formfitting number as the “Carrie dress.”) The surprisingly understated look became a cult favorite for fans. And according to recent photos of Parker, who wore a similar dress while filming And Just Like That..., the curve-hugging silhouette will be revived for the show’s reboot. Parker’s new “Carrie dress” is Norma Kamali’s Diana Gown. And as opposed to the party girl spirit of Carrie’s ensemble from Season 2, her new outfit reflects a more mature and evolved fashion aesthetic.

“I think Carrie Bradshaw is iconically linked to the fashions that represent the show’s original time period, which was playful, feminine, and timeless. But [Parker] has a different body now and is aging with power,” Norma Kamali says to TZR. “I think the draping and the color of the Diana Gown matches her energy as Carrie now.”

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Sarah Jessica Parker Has Found A New “Carrie Dress”

By Alice Cary

There are endless outfits from the original Sex and the City series that fans have committed to memory, but there’s one particular dress that stands out. The body-sculpting LBD (more charcoal than black, to be specific) that Carrie Bradshaw – aka Sarah Jessica Parker – wears in season two, episode 15 is nothing short of iconic....

Glimpses of the new installment And Just Like That – which is currently being filmed in New York City – suggest that there’s another potential “Carrie dress” in the works. Unlike her hero ’90s LBD, her 2021 style comes in an elegant powder-blue shade.

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Inside Miley Cyrus’s Mind-blowing Festival Wardrobe

By Janelle Okwodu

Miley Cyrus knows a great look when she sees one. If she wasn’t busy making music, the star could double as a fashion historian. Cyrus’s love of vintage, haute couture, and emerging designers makes her one the most stylish celebrities, so when she was preparing for her sets at Summerfest in Milwaukee and Atlanta's Music Midtown festival this weekend, Cyrus made sure that her wardrobe was top notch.

"Norma Kamali is an ever-evolving designer. She goes from understated to over the top, and that is a talent in itself. She's inspired me to do the same"

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Norma Kamali RTW Spring 2022

By Emily Mercer

Norma Kamali’s spring collection looked back into her own design history and brought forth modernly printed "Americana comfort clothing."

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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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Prepare Yourself For Yet Another Jaw-Dropping J Lo Look

By Alice Cary

The revival of the Bennifer romance has provided the world with quite the summer distraction – particularly die-hard J Lo fans who could never have dreamed that the couple would reunite decades on from their Noughties engagement. (Not to mention recreate that yacht moment.) The new relationship has also seen J Lo up the ante on her already notoriously alluring dress code.

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Norma Kamali's Designer Uniform Is Full Of Vibrant Prints

By Camille Freestone

Welcome to Style Diaries, a new series where we research the physical manifestations of our closet tours IRL. We're asking friends and tastemakers to show us what they're *actually* wearing during the week and to provide a little insight into their thoughts on the current state of fashion. This week, we are speaking with Norma Kamali. Her job is extremely hands-on, so the iconic New York-based designer takes a uniform-approach to dressing, opting for comfortable, casual separates rendered in cheerful loud prints. Don't forget the emblematic eyewear and platform crocs!

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Naomi Osaka Covers Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2021

No one is having a bigger year than Naomi Osaka. She has multiple fashion deals, a Netflix documentary coming out, a Barbie made in her likeness — and we didn't even get to her tennis career (she'll be competing for Team Japan at the Tokyo Olympics). Now, she can add one more outstanding extracurricular to her résumé: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover star.

The four-time Grand Slam singles champion, 23, landed on the coveted cover, modeling a sporty-meets-sexy black asymmetrical one-piece with sheer panels by Norma Kamali, accessorized with statement seashell hoop earrings.

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Norma Kamali on gender-fluid fashion

Norma talks with Mission founder and editor-in-chief Karina Givargisoff about athleisure, how COVID has impacted fashion, healthy lifestyle tips, and her brand’s transition to gender-fluidity.

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Norma Kamali Resort 2022

By Emily Mercer

Norma Kamali balanced the ideas of uniform dress with one-of-a-kind, playfully eccentric fashions for resort.

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Norma Kamali Resort 2022

By Laird Borrelli-Persson

Norma Kamali’s not angling to return to the way things were pre-pandemic; instead she’s looking forward to crafting a future using the lessons of lockdown. This designer’s key takeaway is that comfort is here to stay. “You have to feel casual [in] dressy and you have to feel special in casual, and that mix is where the magic is,” she said.

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Fashion designer Norma Kamali talks swimwear for any age, top trends and more

By Jacqueline Laurean Yates

It's swimsuit season, and if there's anyone who knows how to speak to the famed beach essential, it's none other than Norma Kamali. The iconic fashion designer has been setting trends for more than 50 years, and has crafted extraordinary looks for everyone from Cher to Diana Ross.

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The Designer Of Farrah Fawcett's Iconic Red Bathing Suit Explained Why She Was "Horrified" When She Saw The Photo

By Alex Gurley

Farrah Fawcett's iconic red bathing suit photo is now a part of pop culture history, but there's one person who really didn't like the image when it first came out.

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Perhaps It's Time to Redefine Classic Style

By Gina Marinelli

Classic style can stand the test of time, but the makings are often as unique as each person you’d ask to define it. Among a sample of seven fashion insiders — designers, stylists, content creators, and more — are seven perspectives on what actually constitutes classic and timeless fashion. The findings challenge the idea that obvious basics — trench coats and white tees — make the cut (although, for some, they sure do!) and help redefine “classic” as any piece of clothing that speaks to your truest sense of personal style.

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Aging with Power with Fashion Icon and Author Norma Kamali

At 75 years old, fashion designer Norma Kamali continues to innovate and create impact in the industry. Discover how she has self-funded her business with no debt and her secret to creating and selling bestselling designs. Her new book is called I Am Invincible, a mantra for women taking them through every decade of their journey and guiding them into how to live their best, healthiest and most fulfilling life.

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Norma Kamali: "Sono invincibile! A 75 anni mi risposo e non mi fermo qui"

By Carole Hillac

A 75 anni, l’iconica designer e guru del benessere guida il suo brand, è in piena forma (riesce anche a fare la spaccata) e a un passo dallo sposare un uomo conosciuto a 65 anni. In questa intervista ci racconta la sua storia, i suoi successi e i suoi segreti. "Ci sono tre pilastri per il benessere: la dieta, l’esercizio fisico e il sonno. E da quando ho compiuto i 50 non mi trucco più"

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The Secret to Finding the Perfect Swimsuit

By Dana Avidan Cohn

Swim season is officially here, and if you don't shop early, all the best ones are sold out by June. We want to purchase suits now that are well-constructed, comfortable, and on trend. What better way to get advice on creating the ultimate swim wardrobe than straight from the designers themselves?

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Norma talks about the importance of dressing up in what makes you happy! Take a look.

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An IG Live Conversation with Norma Kamali + Sophia Amoruso

Check out our Revolve IG LIVE with entrepreneur & founder of Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso. We talk about everything from my new book, finding success, advice + more!

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Lizzo Celebrates The Success Of Her Album 'Cuz I Love You' In Slinky Norma Kamali Dress

By Ashley Joy Parker

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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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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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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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