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Narciso Rodriguez to Outfit Pageant Queens?

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It was a Latin American momento last night at the annual My Hero gala to benefit Aid for AIDS International. Carolina Herrera and Carlos Campos both came out to support the cause—raising funds to support those living with HIV/AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean—as did co-chair and board member Narciso Rodriguez. The philanthropic Rodriguez, who recently jetted down to Puerto Rico to support the women’s organization Alas a la Mujer, even convinced a few friends in high places to jump on board: one of the evening’s honorees, actor Mark Consuelos. “Mark’s a friend. I just told him about the work, and it turned out it was easy to convince him,” the designer explained. Meanwhile, he was making a few more friends along the way: Miss Universe, Venezuelan Stefania Fernandez, was attending her second Aid for AIDS function, after sitting front-row at Rodriguez’s Spring 2010 show. With gala season a pageant in itself, would the designer ever consider dressing beauty queens? “Sure,” Rodriguez gamely responded. “If asked, why not?”

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