As we celebrate Women’s History Month, I realize how fortunate I am to walk in the footsteps of Ethel Percy Andrus, who founded AARP in 1958, the year I was born. As I seek to “ disrupt aging” — to change the conversation in this country about what it means to grow older — I often think about the enormous challenges she faced as she sought to bring about social change during her time.
Visionary. Icon. Pioneer. Those are the adjectives often associated with powerhouse American designer Norma Kamali, 67, who with 30+ years of design experience continues to evolve her eponymous fashion company. Kamali, who has been lauded with a plethora of style awards - from the Council of Fashion Designers of America to the Fashion Walk of Fame - remains a constant on today's fashion scene. She is no longer just known as the creator of the red bathing suit Farrah Fawcett wore or the woman who helped revolutionize shoulder pads. Kamali is an innovator. After a successful partnership with Walmart in which she was the retailer's top online clothing brand, Kamali had an idea to re-create a similar $100 or less line for her own brand. We invited the fashion trendsetter to talk about the collection and why you should be interested.
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