Things you may not know about Narciso Rodriguez: He saw Madonna three times in concert this year; he is secretly obsessed with Chelsea Handler; also, he loved the controversy surrounding Michelle Obama’s red-and-black election-night dress. Perhaps craving a new controversy, he told the Huffington Post what he thought every woman must have in her closet:
You need a pair of clogs and a jumpsuit. You also need an amazing coat. It’s so great to see a woman dressed in jeans and a lace-up boot with an extraordinary jacket. It’s a moment where you do want to mix high and low and it’s not so much about a head-to-toe designer look. You also can’t go wrong with a black dress. It’s the most practical thing you can own, and right now practicality, responsibility to your budget, and being aware of the economy are so important.
All of that is fine — but clogs and a jumpsuit? Sure, Chanel showed clogs for spring, while many designers showed jumpsuits (and Jean Paul Gaultier showed a slew of overalls, which are kind of like jumpsuits). But still, it’s like chefwear mixed with janitorwear. Maybe that sort of thing will be the new homeless chic.