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Lifestyle >> Fashion

Oscar de la Renta remembered for his elegant designs, generosity

Designers Oscar De La Renta and Donna Karan greet each other during the Clinton Global Initiative 2012 in New YorkBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oscar de la Renta, the legendary fashion designer who dressed first ladies and Hollywood stars during a career that spanned five decades, was remembered on Tuesday for his exquisite style, generous heart and tireless philanthropy. Tributes poured in for the tall, Dominican-born designer who died late on Monday at the age of 82, surrounded by family at his Connecticut home after a battle with cancer. "He died exactly as he wished: with tremendous grace, great dignity and very much on his own terms," his family said on his website. ...

10/22/2014 - 01:38 AM


Dominican Republic mourns death of fashion icon Oscar de la Renta
By Manuel Jimenez SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - Government officials, artists and citizens on Tuesday mourned the death of Oscar de la Renta, the fashion designer who raised the profile of the Caribbean nation where he was born and which he supported throughout his life. News of de la Renta's death from cancer late on Monday at the age of 82 dominated national newspapers. President Danilo Medina led the nation in paying tribute to de la Renta, who died at his home in Connecticut, saying the designer had "raised up the name of the Dominican Republic. ...
10/22/2014 - 01:02 AM


Tributes for Oscar de la Renta, who defined US style

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta in May 2014Oscar de la Renta dressed generations of the world's most iconic women, from former first lady Jackie Kennedy to lawyer Amal Alamuddin, bride to modern Hollywood royal George Clooney.

10/22/2014 - 12:29 AM


'Death Becomes Her:' British royalty headlines NY show

Costume Institute Conservator Glenn Petersen puts touches on a display during a press preview on October 20, 2014 as the Metropolitan Museumís Costume Institute opens 'Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire,' in New York.The Oscar-winning Hollywood comedy "Death Becomes Her" has lent its name to a New York exhibition that reveals nothing was more becoming to a 19th century widow than black crepe.

10/21/2014 - 06:53 PM


American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Oscar de la Renta in 2005Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, whose beautiful clothes defined American elegance for generations and were beloved by first ladies and Hollywood stars, died Monday.

10/21/2014 - 01:44 PM


Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

Oscar de la Renta is seen during his Fall/Winter 2012 collection show during New York Fashion WeekBy Mary Milliken and Curtis Skinner (Reuters) - Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died on Monday at the age of 82. An individual taking calls at the designer's residence in Connecticut on Monday night confirmed his death, first reported by ABC News. The New York Times said de la Renta died of complications from cancer. ...

10/21/2014 - 12:23 PM


Mango Baby to launch for ages 0-2

The Spanish fast fashion retailer Mango will launch Mango Baby in 2015.After Violeta by Mango, the plus size brand launched last year, the Spanish fashion retailer has announced the newest member of the family: Mango Baby.

10/21/2014 - 12:14 AM


From retro to a new take on goth: trends from Tokyo Fashion Week

Retro mish-mash at Yuma KoshinoThe main runway shows wrapped up in Tokyo this weekend. Here's our pick of the top trends to watch out for from the Spring/Summer 2015 collections.

10/20/2014 - 11:56 PM


Tokyo Fashion Week: highlights from the weekend

House of HollandHere's our selection of the hottest action from the runways on the final weekend of major shows in the Japanese capital.

10/20/2014 - 10:21 PM


Acne opens first Hong Kong store

Exterior of the new Acne store in Hong KongThe Swedish fashion label has opened its debut Hong Kong boutique on Ice House Street.

10/20/2014 - 06:51 PM


Fashion icon mourned in Dominican homeland

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2008, file photo, designer Oscar de la Renta is applauded after the presentation of his fall 2008 collection during Fashion Week in New York. The designer, who died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta is being mourned in his native Dominican Republic as a native son whose glamor raised the profile of a largely poor country.

10/22/2014 - 12:52 AM


Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Designer Oscar de la Renta waves to the audience after his fall 2005 fashion show in New York on February 7, 2005New York (AFP) - Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, whose beautiful clothes defined American elegance for generations and were beloved by first ladies and Hollywood stars, has died aged 82.

10/21/2014 - 01:56 PM


Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta dies at 82
The legendary designer, who most recently created Amal Clooney's wedding dress, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.
10/21/2014 - 10:44 AM


ABC News: Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82ABC News has confirmed through a family member that legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away.

10/21/2014 - 10:23 AM


Colin Farrell for Dolce & Gabbana

Irish actor Colin FarrellThe Italian luxury label has nabbed the Irish star as the face of its new men's scent, Intenso. 

10/18/2014 - 12:27 AM


A flat stock market debut for Jimmy Choo
LONDON (AP) — Jimmy Choo didn't look too sexy to the City.
10/17/2014 - 11:56 PM


Tokyo Fashion Week: a niche for edgy young designers

Tokyo Fashion Week: a niche for edgy young designersWhile it may not boast the big names that draw the international press to Milan, Paris, New York and London, Tokyo Fashion Week has long enjoyed a reputation as a springboard for up-and-coming young designers.

10/17/2014 - 07:47 PM


Jimmy Choo steps out on London stock market

Luxury shoe maker Jimmy Choo has become a global luxury brand with 120 shops and annual sales of £282 millionLondon (AFP) - Shoemaker to the stars Jimmy Choo stepped out Friday on the London stock market in a float valuing the business at £545.6 million ($877 million, 685 million euros).

10/17/2014 - 06:43 PM


Tokyo Fashion Week: more highlights from day four

In-Process by Hall OharaSome of the world's most exciting talents are showing at Tokyo Fashion Week. Here's a selection of some of the day's best action. 

10/17/2014 - 12:47 AM


Tokyo Fashion Week: highlights from day four

Quirk factor at Alice AuaaTokyo Fashion Week is cracking on at a rocking pace, with some exciting shows in the Japanese capital. 

10/17/2014 - 12:10 AM


Tokyo Fashion Week: highlights from day three

Floral texture at Johan Ku1960s influences, folky accents and prints galore: here's the latest action from the runway in the Japanese capital. 

10/16/2014 - 12:37 AM


Fashion films of the week: Chanel, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana

YouTube - DiorMetallicBehind the scenes of the new Chanel ad, a closeup on Dior's new sunglasses set to become a cult item and Dolce & Gabbana shows off the cosmetics of the season: this week's fashion films span new content from three of the biggest names in the industry.

10/15/2014 - 11:27 PM


Dolce & Gabbana return to deck Claridge's Christmas tree

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana will once again decorate the Christmas tree at Claridge's this year.For the second consecutive year, the prestigious London hotel has invited the Sicilian designers to decorate its holiday tree. What do they have in store for this latest seasonal display?

10/15/2014 - 11:10 PM


Blue Farrier out at Issa London

A Spring/Summer 2015 collection look from IssaThe designer has left her role as creative director at the London-based fashion house famed for dressing celebrities including Kate Middleton and Nicole Richie. 

10/15/2014 - 07:10 PM


Gisele's Supermodel Sparkle

Gisele Bundchen arrives for the Chanel dinner celebrating the debut screening of ' Nº5 THE FILM ' by Baz Luhrmann in New York on October 13, 2014 -- Getty Images   

10/15/2014 - 01:57 AM


Tokyo Fashion Week: highlights from day two

Ritsuko ShirahamaDay two at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in the Japanese capital brought soft folding, spring metallics and transparency. Here's our pick of the highlights.

10/14/2014 - 11:22 PM


Tokyo Fashion Week: highlights from day one

SomartaThe shows kicked off in Japan Monday at Mercedes-Benz fashion week in Tokyo. Here's our pick of the action.

10/14/2014 - 03:23 AM


V&A to present expanded version of 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' exhibit

Raquel Zimmermann models a tulle and lace dress worn with a veil and antlers during the presentation of the Widows of Culloden collection.First presented in 2011 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the exhibition devoted to the British designer will be modified slightly for its highly anticipated London show.

10/10/2014 - 09:33 PM


Expert tips on choosing a wedding dress

Expert tips on choosing a wedding dressFinding the perfect wedding dress is a notoriously difficult task, and future brides are often unsure where to start. Which style of dress to choose? Which materials? On the occasion of New York Bridal Week, wedding dress designer Rime Arodaky agreed to answer some of the main questions facing brides-to-be.

10/10/2014 - 05:19 PM


20th century fashion, trends parallel rise in melanoma

A woman sits in a chair on the beach in the Rockaways section of the Queens borough of New YorkBy Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Skin-baring fashions, increased leisure time and acceptance of the idea of a “healthy tan” may have a lot to do with the rising numbers of new melanoma cases each year, suggests a new study. Researchers found that increasing U.S. melanoma rates track with diminishing swimsuit coverage since the early 20th century. Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer and the primary cause of death from all skin diseases in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Just under 10,000 Americans die from melanoma every year. ...

10/09/2014 - 12:24 AM


Jimmy Choo IPO books covered within price range: source

A model presents a creation from Jimmy Choo during its London Collections: Men show in LondonLONDON (Reuters) - Luxury shoe retailer Jimmy Choo's initial public share offering has attracted enough investors to take all the amount on offer, including the over-allotment option, within its price range, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The company is hoping to raise up to 175 million pounds ($281 million) in a London stock market listing, valuing the firm at up to $1.1 billion. (Reporting by Freya Berry; editing by Simon Jessop and Jane Baird)

10/08/2014 - 02:42 PM


Beauty tutorials: looks from Paris Fashion Week

The gold lip ring effect at Dries Van NotenHere's our pick of some of the best beauty looks from the Spring/Summer 2015 shows in Paris, and how to get them at home.

10/03/2014 - 09:56 PM


Fashion films of the week: Paris Fashion Week

Dior Ready-to-Wear Spring-Summer 2015This week we're celebrating Paris fashion week with the best runway films from the plethora of luxury brands that have shown Spring/Summer 2015 collections: backstage at Chloé, fashion in slow motion at Dior and Karl Lagerfeld discussing the inspirations at Chanel.

10/01/2014 - 08:44 PM


PFW: Japanese inspiration at Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueenCreative director Sarah Burton sent out a beautiful, brooding Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Alexander McQueen. 

10/01/2014 - 05:08 PM


Chic 'protesters' take Boulevard Chanel at Fashion Week

German designer Karl Lagerfeld appears with models who stage a demonstration at the end of his Spring/Summer 2015 women's ready-to-wear collection for French fashion house Chanel in ParisBy Alexandria Sage PARIS (Reuters) - Life is fine on Boulevard Chanel, the street facade created by designer Karl Lagerfeld for his ready-to-wear show on Tuesday, where leggy models in expensive outfits staged a faux demonstration as part of the spectacle. Lagerfeld's commentary on the French proclivity for protests drew howls of laughter from the fashionable crowd gathered inside the Grand Palais who were surrounded on four sides by an immense backdrop of a chic Paris block. ...

09/30/2014 - 09:21 PM



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