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Tuesday June 25, 2013

Designer Narciso Rodriguez Weds Partner in NYC Ceremony

Designer Narciso Rodriguez Weds Partner in NYC Ceremony

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Fashion designer and Michelle Obama favorite, Narciso Rodriguez has wed his partner Thomas Tolan in New York City.

Rodriguez and Tolan have been together for several years.  The couple wed this past weekend at the Gramercy Park Hotel with several of Rodriguez’ high profile clients in attendance including Brazilian actress Sonia Braga.

The 53- year-old designer arrived on the fashion scene with the iconic while silk wedding dress he designed for Carolyn Bessette for her wedding to John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1996.  Since then he has been sought out by fashion icons like Jessica Alba and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Rodriguez designed the First Lady’s 2008 election night black and red dress, quickly becoming one of her favorite designers.  Mrs, Obama is often seen in Rodriguez designed sun dresses while vacationing in Hawaii.

In 2005 Time Magazine named him one of the “25 Most Influential Hispanics in America.”  The Cuban designer attended the Parson’s School of Design and went on to work for Donna Karan before setting out to work under his own name.