95 posts tagged "Oscar de la Renta"
Whatever would Christian Dior make of Spring’s festive attire? The couturier’s advice on cocktail dresses, recorded in his The Little Dictionary of Fashion in 1954, was to “choose a dark color, preferably black if it suits you.” While there was no dearth of little black dresses this season, the most mouthwatering additions to the drinks menu were party frocks in shades of red, purple, yellow, and blue. “I have always been inspired by color, probably because of my background as a painter and because I come from a country where a sense of life and color are very important,” explained Oscar de la Renta. We’ll toast to that.
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I know some people don’t like to dress their toddlers like grown-ups, but it’s almost impossible not to love this floral baby dress from Oscar de la Renta, a miniature version of one of Oscar’s Resort 2009 pieces. While it’s expensive, $100 from each dress sold goes to benefit the Children’s Defense Fund, and though your daughter will grow out of it in no time at all, you can always keep it in the family. Take it from Mom; vintage ODLR never goes out of style.
$290, available at Oscar de la Renta, NYC, (212) 288-5810, at the end of the November.
Moises de la Renta,
Technically savvy, social network-loving, British luxury brand aficionados, there’s now a Web site just for you: Burberry’s Art of the Trench. Sign yourself and your coat up today. [Racked]
Prepare for a red-carpet death match. Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Kidman have signed on as costars in The Danish Girl, with Kidman playing a post-op transsexual and Paltrow her supportive wife. We know press junkets are a long way off, but we’re looking forward to the Valentino and L’Wren Scott showdowns. [EW]
If James Coviello ever decides to hang up his fashion hat, it’s comforting to know he’s got a bright future as an antiques dealer waiting as a very viable plan B. The designer—who got into millinery when pal Anna Sui needed some headgear for a Steven Meisel shoot she was styling, followed it up with stints at Oscar, Calvin, and Todd Oldham, and launched a full apparel collection of his own in 2000—has an expansive collection of antiques, just the sort that come in handy when you’re opening your own store. His Orchard Street shop, which opened last night, recalls a bustling ladies’ emporium of the nineteenth century. Dresses hang on cast-iron brackets, chapeaux sit in sliding-glass case doors, and the entire scene is lit with brass gas lamp fixtures. Even the 23-karat gold-leaf storefront sign was sourced through a guy in New Jersey who still executes the process as it was done over 100 years ago. Sui, on hand to host, took a moment to pick out a French porcelain vase for herself. Interested customers can do the same. In addition to his ready-to-wear collection, Coviello will be offering lifestyle items, too: French soaps, vintage letterpress stationery and carved graphite pencils, and home decor like the exquisite taxidermy-and-floral-arrangement bell jars that he designs.
70 Orchard St., NYC, www.jamescoviello.com.