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Norma Kamali: Empowering Women Through Fashion


Style icon and designer Norma Kamali comes to 92YTribeca next month with a panel of special guests (to be announced) to discuss empowerment through couture.

As we all know, fashion is not only decorative, but used as an extension of our natural bodies as markers of status and gender roles. So it only seems fitting that Kamali, who designed the unforgettable one-piece red bathing suit worn by Farah Fawcett in the film Charlie’s Angels (now in the Smithsonian collection), leads a conversation on how to give more depth to surface.

Wed, Apr 10, 7pm, tickets $15

TALKS | “HEY BABY”: EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH FASHION

Designer Norma Kamali breaks the sound barrier of the silent model in the photo, and on the runway. Join some of the women considered the most beautiful in the world in an open discussion that will show that all women are more than the way they look.

Norma Kamali has been a fashion designer since 1967 and feels her role is to empower women through clothing. Self-esteem and image are deeper issues and in her interviews with women, their stories enlighten and inspire other women to better understand how to achieve empowerment. Norma has been interviewing women around the world; the last group for her SiriusXM radio show included NYC mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, Cindy Lauper, Joan Jett, Korean female comedian Margaret Cho, political reporter Mica Bryzinski and Gloria Steinem.

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