Norma Kamali is a fashion designer known for innovating designs since she began in 1967. Her influential designs include the sleeping bag coat, the high-heeled sneaker, and clothing made from parachutes. She has created popular collections for a range of markets, including Walmart, Everlast and Speigel. Her newest collection, KamaliKulture, which features items all under $100 and available in sizes 0-18, is now available on and She can be found online at


When Katie Couric and Sarah Palin appeared on rival networks on Tuesday, they both walked a fine line between female empowerment and objectification. By Norma Kamali.