Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta passed away yesterday at the age of 82, after a longtime battle with cancer. As you’ll see in this gallery of his best red carpet looks, the world just got a whole lot less glamorous. [CNN]
It’s always bittersweet when New York Fashion Week comes to a close. On one hand, editors and Fashion People citywide breathe a sigh of relief (not to mention regular people who just so happen to live near Lincoln Center); on the other hand, it significantly diminishes your chances of stealing a glimpse at Carine Roitfeld on 64th Street or spotting Karlie Kloss on the subway. Oh well, there’s always next season… or London, starting tomorrow. Finishing off NYFW Autumn/Winter 2013, we’ve got Naeem Khan, Oscar de la Renta, J. Mendel, Marchesa, Proenza Schouler, and Ralph Lauren…
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Julie: So Johnny Galliano, eh? THAT GUY.
Rachel: Old Johnny that scoundrel.
Julie: We haven’t really heard much from him. Then last week, Oscar de la Renta offered him a residency. And this week? He shows up at the Oscar de la Renta show dressed as a Hassidic Jew. Keep reading »
Michelle Obama could only continue as everyone’s favorite woman for so long. An itty bitty backlash against the First Lady has begun, and it stems from her fashion choices. Last week, in a WWD article, designer Oscar de la Renta lashed out against Michelle’s clothing choices:
American fashion right now is struggling. I think I understand what [Obama and her advisers] are doing, but I don’t think that is the right message at this particular point….I don’t object to the fact that Mrs. Obama is wearing J. Crew to whatever because the diversity of America is what makes this country great. But there are a lot of great designers out there. I think it’s wrong to go in one direction only.
And he’s not the only one who wishes Michelle would stop favoring young designers… Keep reading »
Three of the biggest designers in, like, the entire universe showed at fashion week yesterday. Did they deliver and give those skinny fashion hags what they wanted? Find out, after the jump… Keep reading »