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Remembering Oscar De La Renta

The world woke up to the news of Oscar De La Renta’s passing this morning. For many, Oscar De La Renta was a dream-maker and a design master mind.

De La Renta was discovered by the U.S. Ambassador to Spain’s wife, who saw a few of his sketches and asked him to dress her daughter. This dress landed on the cover of Life magazine and soon enough, the Dominican born designer’s career took off. Following tenures at Balenciaga, Lanvin, and Elizabeth Arden, De La Renta started his own label in 1965.

 

Hillary Clinton at the Inaugural Ball in Oscar De La Renta
Hillary Clinton at the Inaugural Ball in Oscar De La Renta

 

The designer’s name is synonymous with evening wear and day time suits (that are largely favored by the “ladies who lunch” in New York’s swanky five star hotels). He is famous for voluminous skirts, embroideries, and rich colors that reflect his hispanic heritage.

 

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Oscar De La Renta was adored by the US’s first ladies, dressing everyone from Jackie Kennedy to Hillary Clinton to Laura Bush, and finally, Michele Obama. His famous celebrity friends included Anna Wintour, Sarah Jessica Parker, and the new Mrs. Amal Clooney – who was featured with the designer (in what would probably be his last photo shoot) in the latest issue of Vogue following her lavish Venice wedding to George Clooney last September.

 

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Sara Jessica Parker in Oscar De La Renta at the 2014 Met Gala

 

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Amal Alamuddin Poses with Oscar De La Renta in Vogue

 

Red Carpet | Fabulous Oscar Party Dresses Revealed!

Our favorite stars made not only 1, but 2 changes to their wardrobe to attend the Oscar afterparties in Hollywood. Here’s a list of my favorite picks!

 

Naomi Watts in Emilio Pucci
Naomi Watts in Emilio Pucci

 

Amy Adams in Oscar De La Renta
Amy Adams in Oscar De La Renta

 

Kate Beckinsale in Monique Lhuillier
Kate Beckinsale in Monique Lhuillier

 

Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli
Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli

 

Kate Bosworth in Giambattista Valli
Kate Bosworth in Giambattista Valli

 

Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein
Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein

 

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Miranda Kerr in Valentino
Elizabeth Banks in Alexander McQueen
Elizabeth Banks in Alexander McQueen

 

Lilly Collins in Zuhair Murad
Lilly Collins in Zuhair Murad

 

Natalie Portman in Dior
Natalie Portman in Dior

 

 

Images courtesy of People.com

Red Carpet | And the Oscar for Best Dressed Actress Goes to..

Awards season’s final stop and most important show- the Academy Awards- took place last night in Los Angeles. Hours before the ceremony, celebrities floated on the red carpet in stunning designer gowns and shiney diamonds, but only 5 of them deserve to be on the best dressed list, and here they are!

Jennifer Lawrence 

It only seems fair that Jennifer makes the best dressed list and here’s why: 1) she won the Best Actress Award for her role in Silver Linings Playbook and 2) she wore a Dior Couture gown that was just featured at Paris Fashion Week! Jennifer’s ivory princess like gown made her the Belle of the ball and her pricey Chopard accessories included  23 carat earrings and a 74 carat necklace worn down her back.

 

Jennifer Lawrence

 

Jessica Chastain

She may have not won last night, but Jessica stunned in a bronze Giorgio Armani gown that looks like it was poured over her body. Perfect old Hollywood waves and Harry Winston diamonds completed her look. Surely enough, her million dollar red lipped smile easily won over the screaming crowd!

 

Jessica Chastain

 

Sandra Bullock

Although Sandra was not nominated last night, that didn’t stop her from looking like a winner at the Oscars. Bullock made a stunning entrance in this Elie Saab sheer skirted black gown, Harry Winston sparklers, Swarovski clutch, and Jimmy Choos.

 

Sandra Bullock

 

Amy Adams

Looking like her alter ego “Giselle”  from the movie “Enchanted”, Amy Adams floats down the red carpet in this powder blue Oscar De La Renta gown, complete with heavy embroidery on the bodice and a full tulle embellished skirt. Amy finished up her look with possibly the best hairstyle of the night and diamond drop earrings.

 

Amy Adams 

Naomi Watts

She may not have won (although she was my personal favorite), but she did it again and landed at number one on the Best Dressed list! Following her winning look at the SAGs, Naomi wore a gunmetal Armani Privé gown fit for royalty and worked this asymmetric neckline while flaunting some sexy yet tasteful cleavage. $1.5 million worth of Neil Lane jewels completed the look and made Naomi shine even brighter!

 

Naomi Watts

 

That’s a wrap for a awards season 2013! Stay tuned for much more!

 

 

Images are courtesy of people.com