Norma Kamali is an American fashion designer, best known for the "sleeping bag" coat, garments made from silk parachutes, and versatile multi-use pieces.
“For me, being the most famous or richest designer in the world was never my priority,” said Norma Kamali. “I wanted my creative life.” During New York Fashion Week, this trailblazing fashion designer sat down with host Kerry Diamond in front of a live audience at Spring Studios in Tribeca. A fashion designer since 1969, Norma’s entrepreneurial spirit has kept her in business and at the cutting edge all this time. She also has been a wellness proponent for decades and shares her self-care tips and workout routines on social media. Norma is a beacon for everyone interested in professional and personal longevity.Thank you to the Wines of Rioja for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe. For more, visit, find out why Maritza Abreu of Pisqueya in Brooklyn, NY thinks she is the bombe! The conversation with Norma Kamali was part of a New York Fashion Week Series presented by IMG and sponsored by The Glenlivet.Don’t miss Radio Cherry Bombe Live on Instagram Stories. Illustration by Antonia Figueiredo.
From designing coats for the bouncers at Studio 54 to revolutionising women's swimwear, Norma Kamali is the legendary fashion designer who shook up 1970s New York and is still going strong today. On a recent visit to London, Norma sat down with Grazia to share her advice on fitness, meditation and how to handle sexism in business.
In the first episode of the new podcast series from MATCHESFASHION.COM, Danielle Radojcin speaks to veteran New York fashion designer Norma Kamali and discovers the things that have inspired her most in her life. Listen to her talk about having Elvis and John Lennon as customers, inventing shoulder pads and athleisure, her pioneering 1980s swimwear and why today’s creative scene is more exciting than ever.
Norma interviews chef Gabe Kennedy about sustainability, alternative medicine, and the future of dining, then talks to Alexis Stoudemire about celebrity, moving to Israel, home gardening, and more.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
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Jun 27th, 1945
New York, New York, United States of America
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1 day, 4 hours
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