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."