WhoWhatWear

WhoWhatWear

Norma Kamali's Designs Live in My Head Rent-Free—Her Beauty Picks Are Next

By Aniyah Morinia

As I'm sure you can imagine, a ton of brands live in my head rent-free. I'm exposed to designers, products, and runway shows on a daily basis, so it's only natural that I daydream about certain items. A few months ago, I was fixated on the Norma Kamali Diana gown, which you may have seen on Carrie Bradshaw in And Just Like That. As the weather gets colder, I'm fixating on Norma Kamali's iconic sleeping-bag coat. Are you noticing a trend here? After more than 50 years in the fashion industry, Kamali has a way of thinking ahead of the curve and creating of-the-moment styles that keep shoppers on their toes. But Kamali has made waves in the industry for more than her legendary namesake company (which I can't stop shopping, by the way).

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New Beauty

New Beauty

Norma Kamali’s Beauty Routine Before Special Events

By Liz Ritter

The correct adjective for anything-everything describing Norma Kamali is “ageless” and, as a recent mindbodygreen interview with the iconic designer so succinctly drives it home: “Not to be hyperbolic, but I’d take advice from Norma Kamali on just about anything.”

One of the best beauty takeaways from her go-to list: A little off-the-radar skin-care science for the eternally youthful-looking 77-year-old. “I’m someone who’s always interested in the science behind ingredients before I use it. It was originally used for healing, so it’s incredibly effective at treating and smoothing the texture of the skin. I have found Biopelle’s products to be unbelievably helpful. They have this concentrated product called Tensage Intensive Serum 40 Post Procedure Ampoules ($136)—which are supposed to help repair your skin after a treatment or surgery—and I use them in preparation for a special event. Didn’t think I would be a snail mucus fan, but here I am.”

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MindBodyGreen

MindBodyGreen

The Beauty Routine Norma Kamali Has Been Using As Of Late

By Alexandra Engler

Not to be hyperbolic, but I'd take advice from Norma Kamali on just about anything. The iconic designer and author of I Am Invincible is famously knowledgeable about all things beauty and well-being—and you can see the results just by looking at her. The 77-year-old New York City–native has a complexion that's practically entrancing. I've never seen a photo of her and not thought to myself, I need to do exactly what she's doing.

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The List

The List

A 76-Year-Old Wellness Expert's Secret To Glowing Skin

By Brie Schmidt

Fashion designer and healthy aging guru Norma Kamali couldn't care less about trends. For her, timelessness will always trump gone-in-a-flash fads. And maybe that's why she's had such a long, thriving career in the fashion industry. Kamali, who started designing apparel in 1969, told The Cut that she didn't want to become a big name in fashion, only to disappear shortly after — a pattern she noticed in many of her peers. To remain relevant decade after decade, she makes "clothes that are timeless, that function, that serve a purpose, and that make people happy and feel good about themselves."

Her approach to skincare echoes these ideas, with timelessness being key for Kamali. Maybe that's why the 76-year-old doesn't look a day over 50. Though TikTok may be flooded with the latest skincare and beauty trends, Kamali prefers a no-fuss routine. She told The Beauty School podcast that she used to take over two hours to get ready in the morning, but now she believes simpler is better, saying, "The more you simplify, the better you look."

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Bustle

BUSTLE

Norma Kamali’s Skin Care Routine Is All About Simplicity and Self-Care

By Calin Van Paris

Norma Kamali has always been ahead of the curve (or carving it out said curve herself). Since 1967, the 76-year-old designer has played in the arena of conceptual fashion, ‘70s camping trip-inspired sleeping bag coats, ‘80s sweatsuits paving the supremely comfortable path toward athleisure, and ‘90s e-commerce options offering a foundation for the present-tense world of online retail. Style aside, Kamali is also a vanguard of the beauty-as-wellness space, her focus on holistic self-care beginning well before Y2K. With a lifestyle brand that includes The Skinline from Normalife (crafted with inclusivity in mind), Kamali is all about plant-based, multi-purpose products meant to simplify your everyday routine.

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MindBodyGreen

MindBodyGreen

This Icon Has Had Glowing Skin For 7+ Decades — Here Are Her Secrets

By Alexandra Engler

Norma Kamali has the best skin I've ever seen. The famed designer, author, and wellness expert has a glow that makes you stop in your tracks, gawk in awe, and demand answers: "You must tell me your secrets," I practically begged in this episode of Clean Beauty School when she stopped by to tell me her go-to habits and routines.

And of course, she didn't disappoint. Throughout the episode she generously shares stories throughout her career, skin care insights she's gleaned in her 76 years, and even some dating advice. (We're a full-service pod here!) Give it a listen; I know you won't be disappointed.

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The Chalkboard

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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33 Voices

33voices

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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