Combining rare talent with discipline and drive, New York designer David Rodriguez has managed to emerge above the fray and establish himself as one of America’s rising young stars in the fashion world. Multiple articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, WWD, San Francisco Chronicle, and several major national and international magazines tout him as one of fashion’s hottest young guns. He has had extensive TV/media coverage both in the US and in Latin America, including appearances on A&E’s The Star Treatment, Full Frontal Fashion, The Main Floor, CNN, HBO, and Univision. Rodriguez has been recognized for numerous design awards and was inducted as a member of the CFDA in 2001.

Since opening his own fashion house in 1998, David Rodriguez has wowed his customers with luxuriously sophisticated sportswear and day suiting as well as sleek sexy cocktail and red carpet attire. The David Rodriguez collection is available at Saks Fifth Avenue and fine boutiques throughout North America.

For Fall 2005, Rodriguez introduced an eight-piece fur collection produced under a licensing agreement with Funtastic Furs and sold in Birger-Christensen in-store boutiques in nine Saks Fifth Avenue stores. Most recently, for Fall 2006 Rodriguez launched his “David Rodriguez Red Label” line, which offers the same great styling as his signature collection but at a Gold Range price point. It features pieces that are wearable for both office and social occasions, in year-round wool crepes, lightweight novelty tweeds, herringbone tweeds, novelty silk chiffons and sharkskin wool pinstripe.

A native of Indio, California, David remembers from the early age of 4 his mother’s glamorous sense of style being the inspiration for his dreams of designing. As a graduate of FIDM in Los Angeles, David apprenticed with famed designer Richard Tyler where he learned the techniques and craftsmanship that have resulted in his distinctive clean and elegant styles. Settling for nothing short of the best, David headed to New York to hone his craft and prepare for the launch of his first collection while working for Chanel.

Now at 38, Rodriguez and business partner David Goodrowe are in their ninth successful year in business.

The Look

With his ingenious use of fine fabrics and styling that flatters feminine curves.

Who Wears It

Kirsten Dunst, Jodie Foster, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, Eva Longoria, Carrie Underwood, Anna Nicole Smith, Toni Braxton, Eve, Jessica Alba, Erika Christensen, Carmen Electra, Regina King, Lisa Rinna, Heidi Klum, Jill Hennessy, Maria Menounos , Eva LaRue, Diane Neal, and Terri Ivens

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