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 received well-deserved recognition from the fashion industry, winning major awards and nominations including the Moët and Chandon Designer Debut award (winner, Fall 1999), MODA award for Hispanic Designer of the Year (winner, 2001), Gold Coast Award (nominee, 1999/2002), Fashion Group International Rising Star Award (finalist, 2000), and the Smithsonian Latino Center Legacy Award (honoree, 2007). He was inducted as a member of the CFDA in 2001.
With his ingenious use of fine fabrics and styling that flatters feminine curves, David Rodriguez has become a favorite of Hollywood beauties such as 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, who rely on his designs to make a major impact at Hollywood red carpet events. In addition, his designs have been favorites amongst trend-setting wardrobe departments, including Friends, Sex & the City, and most recently, in the hit movie The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.
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. In August 2007, Rodriguez will launch his Fleur by David Rodriguez line on the Home Shopping Network.
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 39, Rodriguez and business partner David Goodrowe are in their 10th successful year in business.