August 28 2014

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95 posts tagged "Oscar de la Renta"

Time To Hang Up The LBD?


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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Photo: Marcio Madeira

On Our Radar: Oscar De La Renta Silk Flower Dress


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.



Photo: Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta


Moises’ Youth Group, Boys In Skirts, And More…


Moises de la Renta, Oscar‘s designer son, might be inking a deal with Mango, the Spanish fast fashion brand. The bonus behind the deal? He and his father won’t have to worry about fighting over clients. [WWD]

The New York Times has discovered Rent the Runway, and they’ve visited the office. As you might expect, the twentysomething founders wear cocktail dresses to work. [NYT]

Hmm, wonder where Marc Jacobs would stand on the “can a boy wear a skirt to school” debate? Survey says… [NYT]

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]

The Past Perfect At James Coviello


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,

Photo: Courtesy of James Coviello

Blasblog: From Theory To Terry On Fashion’s Night Out


To put it mildly, my Thursday night plans were ambitious. For Fashion’s Night Out (or F-NO! as some of us were calling it), my pit stops would be the following: Theory, Rag & Bone, Intermix, Burberry, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Prada, Miu Miu, Armani, Oscar de la Renta, Missoni, the Vogue Alumni House, Opening Ceremony, and the dance party at the Jane Hotel. Now, looking back on the night, making 10 out of 13 ain’t bad. The night consisted of highs (a beer handed to me by Miss Jessica Stam at Rag & Bone; a private concert by none other than de la Renta himself), and lows (Lily Donaldson kissed me on the cheek from her DJ booth at the Soho Burberry store and commented on my profuse sweating; I tripped down the stairs at Miu Miu right after Alexa Chung dedicated a song to me during her DJ set). But the overall consensus was that the night’s objective—making shopping fun again—was achieved. I even caught Lim and his co-host, Irina Lazareanu, skipping their party to support the Opening Ceremony fête down the road, as evidenced by this picture. However, on the retail front, my biggest shout-out has to go to my first stop, Theory—and not just because they asked me to style a mannequin and put my name really big on the window. While some labels blew the bank on flying in celebs, Theory decided to woo its biggest shoppers, who would be lured into purchasing by endorsements from fashion professionals. Fashion folk from Kate Young to Elizabeth Saltzman Walker were asked to style their looks, as if to create, as Young put it, “The Sartorialist come to life.” The result was big sales at the Meatpacking District store. “We invited our best costumers from all over the city, and even the suburbs,” Theory’s Andrew Rosen explained. “Long Island, New Jersey—we shipped in all the customers we appreciate the most.” Melissa Weiss Gellman, his head of PR, chimed in: “Yep, we sent cars for my mom’s entire bridge club in Jersey. They’re all coming in for the shopping.” I wrapped up my night with dinner at the Bowery Hotel. “I haven’t seen the streets like this since the eighties,” Terry Richardson said. Let’s just hope between cocktails the kids remembered to buy stuff.

Photo: Derek Blasberg