I can't think of a better time than now to read Narciso Rodriguez  ($60), authored by the designer himself and Betsy Berne. After all, he's the designer who created Michelle Obama's controversial red and black dress . Did you know that Narciso was also responsible for the late Carolyn Bessette Kennedy's minimal yet elegant wedding  dress? Claire Danes , Sarah Jessica Parker , and Salma Hayek  are also great clients and friends of the designer.
This 272-page book explores the work of one of the great American designers of our time. It takes you behind the scenes of his atelier, where he uses his inspirations to sketch and create beautiful clothes. Discover why Anna Wintour once said: "No one but Narciso has ever made a simple line look more stunning."