21 questions

Narciso Rodriguez Can’t Sleep Without Jon Stewart

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

Name: Narciso Rodriguez

Age: 45

Job: Designer

Neighborhood: Gramercy Park–East Village

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Jerry Seinfeld.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
A Cuban sandwich at Sucelt on 14th Street.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
E-mail/phone/fitting/sketching/ draping/meeting

Where do you get your coffee?
The MUD truck at Astor Place.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Boy From Oz.

Do you give money to panhandlers?

What’s your drink?
Vodka, rocks.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
At least once or twice a week.

What’s your favorite medication?

What’s hanging above your sofa?
A David Weeks light.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
An Orlando Pita haircut is priceless.

When’s bedtime?
Never before Jon Stewart.

Brunch: pro or con?
Only when I’m obligated.

What’s your thread count?
600-count percale from Muse, Chicago.

What do you hate most about living in New York?

What’s your brand of jeans?

When’s the last time you drove a car?
January ‘07.

Who should be the next president?
The best Democrat for the job.

Times, Post, or Daily News?

Yankees or Mets?

What makes someone a New Yorker?
The accent.

Narciso Rodriguez Can’t Sleep Without Jon Stewart