Yesterday’s Oscar de la Renta show, at a Christian Science Church on Park Avenue*, took place in a grand, two-story room anchored with White House–esque columns at the front. Mr. de la Renta employed a diverse cast of models, among them a handful of the most prominent African-American up-and-comers (his spring 2009 runway was also Read More
Many American fashion editors, including Nina Garcia, will not be heading to Paris for haute couture shows this season due to significant budget cuts. [FWD]
Alexander McQueen has teamed up with Puma to design a sports-inspired clothing and accessories line for men and women. [WWD]
According to director Read More
While some fashion houses have had to trim down their staff and bow out of runway shows, Oscar de la Renta says that his company has had a good year. He’s recently been able to hire even more staff and plans to put on two shows during New York Fashion Week–one for press and one Read More
During "recessionary" times, the rich must do their shopping in private–at hotel suites, private residences, and showrooms; loading hefty bags in the back of their chauffeured cars along Fifth Avenue might come across as vulgar or insensitive. [NY Times]
Hair stylists are outraged over Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich‘s ‘do. “There’s no Read More
Remember that turquoise Oscar de la Renta dress that Anna Wintour wore to the U.S. Open, and Tommy Hilfiger‘s engagement party, and the Sex and the City premiere?
Well, it’s back! The lovely dress reappeared when Ms. Wintour sat in the front row of the Phillip Lim show on Wednesday and Mr. Read More
Perhaps Anna Wintour has been so busy organizing fund-raisers that she has sort of dropped the ball on maintaining the image of the fashion editor whose closet is supposed to be the size of France and who would never disappoint her trembling fans by wearing the same dress twice. (At least not Read More
It was the summer of 1984. A few nuns were strolling the streets of La Romana, a resort town in the Dominican Republic, when they heard a baby’s screams coming from a dumpster. The news soon reached the bronzed ears of the city’s most renowned resident, Oscar de la Renta, who at the time was Read More
It’s springtime for Oscar in autumn! We just came from Oscar de la Renta’s Pre-Fall 2008 show, held in an old church on Park Avenue and 63rd Street. It seems even Old School fashion bigwigs like Mr. De la Renta are starting to acknowledge the fact that balmy temps can, these days, extend Read More
“When the dress arrived, I said, ‘I’m going to have to name her,’” Oprah Winfrey told the crowd at the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s annual awards at the New York Public Library on Monday, June 4, speaking of the ankle-length pink wrap ball gown that designer Ralph Lauren had created specifically for Ms. Read More
Last June, under an oppressive sun, at a rally to save the Niagara military base at the University of Buffalo, all of New York’s top politicians—George Pataki, Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton—poured sweat.
Yet there was exactly one member of the wilting delegation who managed, somehow, to stay cool: Hillary Clinton’s mysterious, glamorous and eerily unflappable Read More