Often compared to an architect, Narciso Rodriguez sculpts and builds minimal shelters as urban armor with cloth. On the flip side, he’s also mastered exactly how to make a woman’s curves sing, beautifully exemplified in Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy’s bias-cut wedding dress that showed there’s a whole world out there beyond princess poufs. Collectors swear by his expertly tailored sheaths, suits and outerwear, and now with some financial TLC, the Cuban-American designer is more than back on top.

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