Best known for the “sleeping bag coat” and her collection of versatile and multi-use garments made from real silk parachute material, Norma Kamali is a New York designer who’s fashions have made a global influence for over 40 years. In 1973, Kamali’s designs were referred to as ‘vintage of the future’ and are, in fact, still part of her line today in washable, easy-care fabrics. Credited with popularizing the shoulder pad in womenswear in the 80’s, Kamali also designed one of the most recognized pieces of pop culture swimwear in history, the red one piece bathing suit worn by Farrah Fawcett in the iconic 1976 poster. This swimsuit is now featured in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and much more of Kamali’s work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Norma Kamali continues to exemplify her status as a fashion icon with her collections today. Her swimsuits are artistically innovative and high fashion with a modern edge and are sought after by celebrities and fashion lovers the world over. All of her bikinis and one pieces are designed by Norma herself in her New York City showroom.