One of the foremost American designers during the last two decades, Narciso Rodriguez plays a singular role in global fashion. As Anna Wintour, editor in chief of American Vogue has said, "No one but Narciso has ever made a simple line look more stunning."
In 1996, Rodriguez received international acclaim when he designed the bias-cut sheath wedding dress that his close friend Carolyn Bessette wore when she married John Kennedy, Jr.
In collaboration with Beauté Prestige International, Rodriguez created his first fragrance, for her, in 2003, which received the British FiFi Award for Best New Fragrance that year and the Fragrance of the Year/Women’s Noveau Niche award in 2004. Narciso Rodriguez’s men’s fragrance, for him, was launched in 2007 and received the 2008 Grand Prix du Parfum Award for Best Masculine Fragrance and Best Design. essence, Rodriguez’s third fragrance was launched in 2009. In less than a decade, the for her collection, essence and for him collection have become innovative classics and modern icons in the fragrance industry.