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August 29, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn
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.
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September 12, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
NEW YORK -- It was an exuberant expression of springtime femininity, floral prints, polka dots and full skirts galore, when Oscar de la Renta, the lovable patriarch of American fashion, showed his spring collection Tuesday afternoon at New York Fashion Week. The look: Fresh, flirty and feminine, which is a look that's been popular among fashionable showgoers here this week, many of whom are wearing swingy 1950s-esque full skirts with white button-down menswear-style shirts tucked in. Key pieces: Navy and white gingham check sleeveless coat dress; lapis and white abstract houndstooth fit 'n' flare dress; black puff sleeve peasant blouse and lace applique skirt; multicolor polka dot floral silk fit n' flare dress; ivory and gold damask tunic dress; coral crushed silk taffeta and tulle petals cocktail dress that looked like a flower in motion coming down the runway; blush silk faille gown with all-over silver bullion embroidery; sculptural resin flower jewelry.
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NEWS
March 22, 1991 | MARY ROURKE, TIMES FASHION EDITOR
Oscar de la Renta's first Paris runway show went off without a hitch this week. The New York-based designer once worked here as an assistant at the couture house of Jeanne Lanvin, and French designers filled the front-row seats of his show. "I wanted to show him that we French are welcoming foreign designers," Christian Lacroix said. American retailers encouraged the move.
NEWS
March 14, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Nicki Minaj looks fierce on the cover of the April edition of Elle, which did a "makeunder" that toned down her usual colorful look. Inside, she talks about childhood bullies, women in business and her plans for world domination. [Elle] But, just like the rest of us, she can get stuck in traffic. Which apparently is what happened to her on Wednesday, when she showed up 13 minutes late to a live taping of "American Idol," after reportedly being jammed up on L.A.'s notorious 405 Freeway.
NEWS
November 20, 1997 | BETTY GOODWIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If it's Friday, this must be Torrance. Oscar de la Renta was on the ninth stop of his 21-city tour. Last week, it was the West Coast--Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and, finally, Los Angeles--the Robinsons-May Del Amo store to be exact. The gig? Launching "So De La Renta"--his new $200-an-ounce perfume and its family of spinoffs, from a $28 shower gel to a $15 deodorant. "I travel a little bit like a suitcase--I go wherever they take me," the designer joked wearily.
HOME & GARDEN
May 6, 2004 | Adamo DiGregorio and David A. Keeps, Special to The Times
At the 2004 Home Furnishing Market in High Point, N.C., which ended last week, these were just a few of the eye-catching designs. Some, like the Oscar de la Renta garden bench for Century shown on Page 1, won't be available for months. With its $6,500 tag, you'll have time to save up.
NEWS
December 16, 1988 | BETTY GOODWIN
In bungalow No. 4 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Oscar de la Renta's suite, you'll find a half-eaten banana on one table, a Louis Vuitton tote bag on another and a floral arrangement on another. The all-white flowers--some tulips, some narcissuses--are chopped off at different heights and arranged starkly in a flat dish. "That's one of the ugliest flower arrangements I've ever seen," remarks the designer. "I think someone should make a book of hotel flower arrangements and see who does the ugliest."
IMAGE
September 2, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
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.
NEWS
November 9, 1990 | MARY ROURKE, TIMES FASHION EDITOR
Oscar de la Renta announced last June that he will premiere his fall '91 collection in Paris, not New York. This week he was in Los Angeles, talking about how plans are progressing. "I'm terrified," he said. But that doesn't seem to be slowing him down. He just got a report from his business partner, Jack Alexander, who went to view the Paris shows in October and picked up a few tips: * Paris shows require more clothes.
NEWS
November 3, 1988 | BETTIJANE LEVINE, Times Fashion Editor
Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Carolyne Roehm and Adrienne Vittadini brought a bit of sunshine to a soggy city when all three showed spring fashion collections here Wednesday. Lauren long ago abandoned trendiness in favor of pursuing his personal vision of what clothing ought to be. Now celebrating his 20th year in what has become a $2-billion business, he not only furnishes the wardrobes, but also the homes of those partial to his particular form of classic American style.
IMAGE
September 2, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
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.
NEWS
August 29, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn
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.
BUSINESS
June 16, 2012 | By Shan Li
--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.
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April 25, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
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.
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December 16, 2007 | Booth Moore and Adam Tschorn
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.
HOME & GARDEN
May 6, 2004 | Adamo DiGregorio and David A. Keeps, Special to The Times
At the 2004 Home Furnishing Market in High Point, N.C., which ended last week, these were just a few of the eye-catching designs. Some, like the Oscar de la Renta garden bench for Century shown on Page 1, won't be available for months. With its $6,500 tag, you'll have time to save up.
NEWS
March 14, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Nicki Minaj looks fierce on the cover of the April edition of Elle, which did a "makeunder" that toned down her usual colorful look. Inside, she talks about childhood bullies, women in business and her plans for world domination. [Elle] But, just like the rest of us, she can get stuck in traffic. Which apparently is what happened to her on Wednesday, when she showed up 13 minutes late to a live taping of "American Idol," after reportedly being jammed up on L.A.'s notorious 405 Freeway.
BUSINESS
June 16, 2012 | By Shan Li
--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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2004 | Johanna Neuman, Times Staff Writer
Statuesque women in black ski pants and white fur boots wave the fashionable and the wannabes into the tents on Seventh Avenue. Inside, models with pursed lips and pencil-thin spiked heels parade down runways throwing hips to each side of the room. At a podium surrounded by red dresses, a dozen television cameras and a gaggle of photographers crowd for a front-row view.
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