September 2, 2012 |
The red carpet occupies its own place in the pantheon of fashion, somewhere between the runway and the street. Thanks to their access and visibility, Hollywood stars have had a jump on the fall collections and trends, which they have been wearing to events and premieres all summer long. Here are a few of our favorite examples of menswear-inspired, luxe leather and navy-is-the-new-black looks, plus red accents and cap-toe shoes. Malin Akerman in a Vena Cava jumpsuit and Louis Vuitton cap-toe pumps at the Ciroc Cabana Club May 26 in West Hollywood.
August 29, 2012 |
For her speech Tuesday to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Ann Romney opted for Oscar de la Renta. According to a report by our Times compatriot Robin Abcarian, the wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney wore "a brilliant red Oscar de la Renta dress - belted at the waist, with elbow-length sleeves and a slightly belled skirt. " Although speculation about the dress she would be wearing for the important occasion had reached a fever pitch over the last few days, according to another Times colleague, Maeve Reston, Mrs. Romney still hadn't made a definite decision as late as Tuesday morning.
June 16, 2012 |
--Action-sports apparel company Vans Inc. is venturing further into athletic footwear with the launch of the LXVI line of shoes. The line, named after the Cypress, Calif., company's founding year in 1966, will start with five designs to be sold online, in select Vans stores and at retail stores such as Foot Locker, the company said. Vans has traditionally appealed to teenagers who skateboard or those who simply like skater fashions. Priced beginning at $70, the new shoe line is aiming for a mainstream audience of young shoppers who “are more likely to be a teen walking around the streets in a pair of running shoes or basketball shoes,” Vans President Kevin Bailey told Bloomberg.
April 25, 2010 |
For most charities, finding fashion designers to present runway shows is a challenge. Not so for the Colleagues (www.thecolleagues.com). During a spring luncheon April 20 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Oscar de la Renta said he had already staged seven or eight shows for the group. "I hope I will be invited many more times," he told the audience of 600, adding, "please do not invite any other designers." The Colleagues support Children's Institute Inc., which provides care for abused and neglected children.
December 16, 2007 |
When Vogue magazine and Oscar de la Renta get together to host an event, you know you're going to have a seriously chic crowd. Such was the case last week at a party celebrating the release of "Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People." Hamish Bowles, the fashion world's favorite dandy, set the sartorial bar for the evening, dressed in a purple Dries Van Noten jacket, Ralph Lauren floral pants and a contrasting floral Zegna sport shirt.
October 27, 2004 |
Gap Inc., the nation's largest specialty apparel retailer, has tapped a former Oscar de la Renta designer to head the design team for its new women's apparel chain. Austyn Zung, 36, was named senior vice president of design and product development for the brand, which will target baby boomers. Stores will begin opening next fall. Zung will work alongside Gary Muto, the former Gap brand president who has been charged with launching the new stores, which haven't yet been named.