June 27 is Norma Kamali’s birthday.
A couple of years ago, Norma Kamali was honored with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from the CFDA. She deserved it.
Norma Kamali is one of those names that resonates with people who have been around the fashion business for a while, but her legacy and contributions to the way we dress today are a little underrated, especially in the era of athleisure. The glowing profile of the designer on the Colette Blog I posted above is essential reading for anyone who isn’t familiar with Norma Kamali.
Anyway, I punched up her natal chart just to see if anything stood out. Of course, the moon switched signs on the day she was born just a few minutes after noon, so I’m at a loss to confidently explain how astrology has affected her designs. She has about a fifty/fifty chance of possessing either a Capricorn or an Aquarius moon.
My guess is that she was born after noon. An Aquarius moon would provide her with the innovative spirit that has made her such an oddity in fashion. Her archive reminds me of the weirdos whom I discuss in the Aquarius chapter of “Star Struck Style,” including Christopher Kane and Jonathan Anderson.
Interestingly, Kamali designed the bathing suit that Aquarius icon Farrah Fawcett wore in her famous poster. I had no idea! It’s the little things like that that make me believe that my theories about fashion astrology are completely valid. The Colette Blog also made me realize that Kamali has always been eager to use synthetic materials in an innovative way, much like Iris Van Herpen — another designer that I associate with Aquarius.
So, she has to have an Aquarius moon. There is no other scenario that explains her legacy more accurately. I’m pretty sure that I’m right about this one . . .