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Oscar de la Renta is fed up. This season, the designer is slashing the number of invites that will be sent out for his Spring ’14 show—a move that follows his choice to host two back-to-back shows last season in order to accommodate more guests. “It’s important for [certain industry professionals] to look at the clothes and see them. They shouldn’t have to go through 30,000 people, and 10,000 who are trying to take pictures of all of those people who are totally unrelated to the clothes,” the designer told WWD. “When you do megashows, it loses the reason of why we’re showing…Why have 20 million people with zero connection to the clothes?” he added. A fashion show that focuses solely on the new collection? What an incredibly novel (and dare we say welcomed) concept.
Having made their debuts in Harrods’ holiday windows last year, Versace’s Cinderella dress, Valentino’s butter-yellow Belle gown, Oscar de la Renta’s Snow White frock, and Escada’s Princess Jasmine look will go under the hammer—for charity—alongside other designer Disney-princess duds at Christie’s, on November 13. Prince Charming is not included in the auction price.
After a temporary stint at Oscar de la Renta back in January (and a subsequent whirlwind press tour) John Galliano is reportedly in talks with the house about returning on a more permanent basis, reports WWD [http://www.wwd.com/fashion-news/designer-luxury/oscar-galliano-explore-role-at-house-7081533?module=hp-topstories]. Alex Bolen, CEO of Oscar de la Renta Inc., offered, “As we have said before, we are deeply impressed with John’s talent and would love to find a way to work with him in the future. To date, we have not found that way.” Galliano’s representative declined to comment. Back in January, de la Renta—now age 81—vehemently denied that he was retiring and grooming Galliano as a successor. But earlier this year he did tell the paper, “We all loved having John here in the studio, and would like to find a way of having him here more often.” Could there be another Galliano-infused ready-to-wear collection in de la Renta’s future?
With the Menswear, Resort, and Couture shows all wrapping this month, we’ve seen our fair share of trends. And while we’re tempted to try a daring crop top or a kitschy Hawaiian print, wearing something classic still feels appealing. Black lace made its way into the Pre-Fall collections, and the resulting looks are elegant and timeless, with a subtle, vampy edge. Shop our picks from Marc by Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Nicholas Kirkwood, and more, below.
1. Oscar de la Renta dress, $6,990, available at www.net-a-porter.com
2. Nicholas Kirkwood mesh sandals, $950, available at www.net-a-porter.com
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs iPhone 5 case, $40, available at www.net-a-porter.com
4. OPI Black Shatter Nail Lacquer, $7.99, available at overstock.com
5. Aurélie Bidermann oxidized silver dipped lace cuff, $628, available at www.farfetch.com
Design was never far from the heart of 28-year-old newcomer Rosie Assoulin. “I did terribly in school my whole life,” explained the Brooklyn native during a preview of her debut collection. “But this world came out of it. I retreated into this intimate space of design.”
Assoulin, who put in a brief stint at FIT (she dropped out after four months), got most of her fashion training while interning with Oscar de la Renta, in New York, and Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz, in Paris. “Every single thing goes through their hands,” she recalled. “They’re so passionate. They don’t change for other people. They really do what works for them. And you can’t touch that.”
Although Assoulin was constantly sketching her own designs during the aforementioned apprenticeships, it wasn’t until she was back from Lanvin, taking care of a new child and working in event planning, that launching her vision felt right. “My friends Claire [Distenfeld] and Leandra [Medine] had been pushing me to do it for years, but it always seemed very scary,” expressed Assoulin. “And it is scary. But it started to be scarier not to do it.” Continue Reading “Everything’s Coming Up Rosie” »