Narciso Rodriguez 'honoured' by new exhibition
Narciso Rodriguez is to be the subject of an upcoming high-profile exhibition in Miami, Florida.
The American fashion designer has been in the business for over 25 years, working for the likes of Calvin Klein and Loewe before establishing his eponymous label in 1997. To toast his influential work, the Frost Art Museum is to stage an event called Narciso Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism.
It's to be co-curated by Alex Gonzalez, creative director of Elle magazine, and Klaudio Rodriguez, the curator of the Frost Art Museum. It will be full of garments by Narciso, as well as original sketches, archive material and artwork that has inspired the fashion star during his career.
"What a great challenge - and an honour, of course - to be asked to exhibit my work at the Frost Museum," he told WWD. "When Alex Gonzalez approached me earlier this year, he had a clear vision of what this exhibit should entail and I have enjoyed the process of seeing the work through his, and curator Klaudio Rodriguez’s, eyes."
Kicking off on 8 October (16), it's part of an important time for the museum as it coincides with Art Basel Miami, which showcases work from big names as well as up-and-coming artists. This display also marks the first fashion exhibition for Frost Art Museum, and it will run until 8 January 2017.
Narciso, who studied at Parsons School of Design, has become famous for his minimalist designs over the years and has scooped awards like CFDA's Womenswear Designer of the Year. Big names like Claire Danes, Julianna Margulies and U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama are all big fans of his pieces.
Speaking to Forbes in May (16), Narciso explained what he thinks makes him stand out in the industry.
"I’ve never been afraid to get back up when I’ve been pushed down," he said. "This is important. Over the years when people told me I couldn’t make women’s fashion out of menswear fabrics or cut chiffon to make a blazer, I didn’t listen to them either. And these have become some of the hallmarks of my business."