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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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Norma Kamali On What She's Learned About Beauty In Her 70+ Years (& How She Gets That Glow!)

The iconic fashion, beauty, and wellness maven Norma Kamali recently released a new book, I Am Invincible. Part memoir, part advice, part collection of inspiration, the tome is a must-read for anyone who is interested in longevity, creativity, passion, and purpose. Here, an excerpt on her relationship with beauty.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Take Five with Patricia Sheridan and ... Norma Kamali


“Fashion icon Norma Kamali continues to make a difference in women’s lives. This time it is with a new book, “I Am Invincible” (Harry N. Abrams, $31.29).”

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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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Norma Kamali On Commodified Wellness, Sweatpants, And Planning A Wedding At 75


“The designer's new book 'I Am Invincible' celebrates the beauty of every stage of life.”

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


“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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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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Talk Radio Europe


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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Vanities / My Stuff

On the advent of her new book, Norma Kamali: I Am Invincible, the beloved designer shares her streamlined life.

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7 Life Lessons I Learned From My Zoom Date With Norma Kamali

By Laura Lajiness

...after a few hours of preparation and a 45-minute Zoom call with Norma (yes, we’re on a first-name basis) to discuss her just-released book, I Am Invincible, I felt like I came out of an enlightening therapy session—one where deliberate anecdotes and personalized advice transcended my self-doubting state of mind to a more invincible one.

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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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7 Things Norma Kamali Says to Do Now

New York Times

Norma Kamali’s Skin Care and Aging Secrets

By Bee Shapiro

“I just don’t feel gray,” the fashion designer said. “I feel this.”

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The Cut

How This Fashion Designer Gets Her Skin So Good

By Daise Bedolla

Norma Kamali is eager to share her wisdom. The New York–based fashion designer, who is perhaps best known for her Sleeping Bag coats, says part of her life’s purpose at 75 is to pass on everything she knows. That’s why she wrote her first book, I Am Invincible, which is available today.

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Harper's Bazaar

Words To Live By

At 75, designer Norma Kamali could pass for decades younger, but it hasn't been from luck alone. She was an early adopter of infrared saunas, Gyrokinesis, acupuncture facials, and plant-based eating. Kamali's tips are all outlined in her memoir, I Am Invincible (Abrams), out this month.

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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The Today Show with Hoda and Jenna

Norma Kamali on her career and being engaged at 75

Fashion icon Norma Kamali joins Hoda and Jenna for a virtual chat from her New York City office about her book, “I Am Invincible,” in which she shares health and wellness secrets for every decade of her life.

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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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Norma Kamali on Her New Book and the Future of Wellness

By James Manso

Designer Norma Kamali chronicled her lifelong journey with wellness in her new book, "I Am Invincible."

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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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The Departures

Inside Norma Kamali's Minimalist West Village Apartment

By Alessandra Codinha

When fashion designer Norma Kamali and her partner, Marty Edelman, moved into their new West Village apartment a year ago, they weren’t quite sure what to do with all the space. “Marty said, ‘How can you take a four-bedroom apartment and make it into a one-bedroom apartment?!’ ” Kamali says from her aerie at 160 Leroy, an architectural marvel that overlooks the Hudson River...

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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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