The Chalkboard

Fashion Icon Norma Kamali Is A Vision At 76 (And Thinks You Need More Sleep)

By Suzanne Hall

At age 76, Norma Kamali is the fashion designer behind au courant street style looks (hello, Carrie Bradshaw) and an inspiration to wellness devotees everywhere with her svelte frame, clean lifestyle and through-the-roof energy levels. That’s what we like to call ‘goals’.

As a designer, Norma serves timeless looks that women from 20 to 80 are wearing to dinner (it’s all about this asymmetrical dress). And as a wellness icon, she’s a non-stop source of information and inspiration, recently formalizing her influence through a virtual Wellness Cafe.

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NORMA KAMALI: Indulging in the Adventure of Life

When Norma Kamali visits kids at her high school she encourages them to imagine...How close to your dream can your life be?

Renowned designer, Norma’s extraordinary life is an embodiment of not only realizing our dreams, but continuously expanding them. Her philosophy is an invitation to indulge in the adventure of life. We delve into her book I Am Invincible to explore the physical, mental, and emotional foundations that facilitate our becoming and hear pivotal stories that shaped hers. She shares how she followed her intuition to strike out as a solo designer, and save her soul, in her 20s, say ‘Yes!’ to the spontaneous European olive-oil adventure that spurred her wellness endeavors, and commit to the life cleanse that continues to ignite her creativity.

Norma is an inspiration to embody the courage to pursue the experiences that enliven us. “I am 76 and I’m still dreaming,” she says. “I don’t have deadlines and I don’t have limits.”

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The Strategist

What Designer Norma Kamali Can’t Live Without

By Norma Kamali as told to Lauren Ro

If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair but the hair spray and the electric toothbrush. We asked designer Norma Kamali, who recently launched a virtual wellness cafe, about the basketball, frozen blueberries, and wooden pillow she can’t live without.

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VOGUE INDIA

No, I don’t want to age gracefully...

... I want to age with power,” says Norma Kamali, the 75-year- old fashion visionary and author of I Am Invincible. The New York-based designer writes on the joys of growing stronger, holistically, with each passing year and the freedom that comes with respecting your mind and body at 50.

DORÉ

Le Credo Norma

We want to be Norma Kamali when we grow up. If you haven’t listened to Garance’s Pardon My French podcast with Norma, we highly suggest listening to it here.

And of course we couldn’t resist asking Norma a few pressing questions surrounding Le Credo of her life. Enjoy!

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CHEDDAR

Fashion Designer Norma Kamali Talks 'Return to Work' Fashion Trends

Fashion designer Norma Kamali joins ChedHER to discuss why comfort is here to stay when it comes to workplace fashion and the evolution of inclusivity in the fashion industry.

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FORBES

Fashion Icon Norma Kamali On Her New Home Collection, Side Hustles And Hot Pants

By Amy Shoenthal

People spending more time at home than ever before has paved the way for the “home as a sanctuary” trend. As more people turn to their homes as cross functional spaces, some have gotten creative about how they view those spaces. Iconic fashion designer Norma Kamali started turning her home into a retreat in the early days of the pandemic. She found herself clutching a pillow to relieve stress and find comfort. She even created a movement on social media called #HugAPillow.

She eventually harnessed her creative energy to design her own oversized pillow, a versatile piece that can be used for meditation, relaxing and retreating into any room. I spoke with Kamali just after last month’s launch to reflect on her pandemic experience and what moved her from designing for the runway to the home.

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THE ZOE REPORT

Norma Kamali's Home Collection Launched With This Multipurpose Piece

By Ashley Tibbets

Designer Norma Kamali has been synonymous with cozy-yet-impossibly-chic clothing (her “sleeping bag coat” and sweats are forever iconic) for decades, and her latest endeavor brings that same concept to your interior decor. June 15 marks the launch of Norma Kamali home collection, NORMALIFE HOME, and while the line is only kicking off with one product, it’s something multipurpose enough for every kind of space: An oversized pillow.

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LONNY

Designer Norma Kamali Created The Only Pillow You'll Ever Need

By Angela Tafoya

Designer Norma Kamali has been a driving force in fashion since the ‘60s, creating pieces that are innovative, functional, and aim to empower and embolden those who wear them. Her perspective is celebrated for its expertise and purpose and spans categories like podcasts, skincare, and wellness. Suffice to say, she’s an icon.

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ELLE DECOR

Norma Kamali has designed a pillow and–of course–it's made of swimsuit fabric

By Vanessa Lawrence

In 1976, the actress Farrah Fawcett was photographed for a poster wearing a sizzling red one-piece swimsuit, her tousled blond waves cascading over her shoulders, her wide smile blinding. The image has since become iconic and so, too, has the designer of the suit in question, Norma Kamali, a fashion veteran who, over the course of 53 years, has become known for her innovative, prescient creations like sleeping bag coats (worn by doormen at Studio 54, no less) and high-heeled sneakers. This month, Kamali is expanding her deep familiarity with bathing suits to characteristically unexpected territory: She is launching a home line whose pieces are covered in swimwear fabrics.

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LIVING A LIFE IN FULL

The Invincible Norma Kamali

By Dr. Chris E. Stout

Norma has done some much for others while she lives her life in full, and making the world a better place with her sharing of wisdom, her kindness and her generosity of spirit.

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ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

Fashion Designer Norma Kamali Launches a Home Collection

By Shivani Vora

NORMALIFE HOME debuts in June with a bold line of hip pieces for total at-home relaxation

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MOOD WITH LAUREN ELIZABETH

The BEST Advice For Your Twenties, Thirties, And So On...with Norma Kamali

This week I am joined by the coolest woman you'll ever meet - Norma Kamali, one of my favorite fashion designers is 75 years young and has the best advice for us women no matter what decade of our life we're in. We talk about being invincible at every age with healthy habits, connection, and intimacy. You are going to love her!

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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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NET-A-PORTER

Norma Kamali's AM/PM Routine

Iconic fashion designer, founder of beauty brand Normakamalife and poster woman for the benefits of healthy living, NORMA KAMALI shares her passion for dancing, raw food and acupuncture facelifts – and her secret to still looking glowing at the end of the day

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Town & Country

Should We All Be Drinking Olive Oil?

By: April Long

Suddenly, the ancient elixir is being hailed as the ultimate beauty treatment.

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MindBodyGreen

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

By: PATRICIA SHERIDAN

“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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ELLE.COM

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

By VÉRONIQUE HYLAND

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

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VANITY FAIR

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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Byrdie

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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AARP

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.

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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