Oscar de la Renta

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Oscar de la Renta's Will Not Very Generous to His Only Kid

So apparently he was still upset about ill-fated fashion line?

(Newser) - Oscar de la Renta was not happy when only child Moises, the son he adopted as a newborn from the Dominican Republic, started his own fashion line in 2005. And apparently that grudge persisted right up until de la Renta's death in October , because Moises, 30, was left what... More »

Oscar de la Renta Dead at 82

Legendary fashion designer battled cancer

(Newser) - Fashion designer and icon Oscar de la Renta died yesterday at 82, after a yearslong battle with cancer, the New York Times reports. His illness, the paper notes, didn't slow him down: He designed Amal Alamuddin's dress for her wedding to George Clooney just last month, and his... More »

This Rat Could Provide Your Next Fur Coat

Somehow, we doubt PETA is convinced

(Newser) - Good news, eco-conscious fashionistas: You may soon be able to don real fur responsibly. The downside? It comes from a rat. The nutria, to be exact, a semi-aquatic South American rat that grows to more than 2 feet long and can reach 20 pounds. Thanks to the fact that the... More »

Fall Fashion Trends: Tough-Chic to Sex Kitten

Vogue explores the ones you shouldn't miss

(Newser) - The fall runways offered their share of splurges—like the must-have biker jacket—but savvy, recession-friendly choices like the pinstripe suit had their own moment in the spotlight. Vogue highlights the most important fall trends:
  • Biker chic: Think zippers and shrunken tops. Designers from Christophe Decarnin to Alexander Wang featured
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Google Exec Reinvents Geek Chic

Marissa Mayer can't be compartmentalized

(Newser) - Marissa Mayer is Google’s 20th—or maybe 16th—employee, responsible for such household names as Gmail and Google Maps. But the 34-year-old exec is also addicted to cheese and Oscar de la Renta, and carries an iPhone “to have a non-Google product to better simulate the user,”... More »

Michelle's Killing Us: Top US Designers

The big names want to get their threads on the First Fashion Plate

(Newser) - Michelle Obama's sartorial picks have now been hailed the world over, but America's elite designers are grumbling about being snubbed, reports the Telegraph. The first lady has debuted the work of several young designers, both American and foreign, on her European trip—a choice that hasn't sat well with the... More »

The Makeover Palin Should Have Had

High-end duds totally at odds with GOP target (or Target) audience

(Newser) - That the GOP dressed up “a no-frills hockey mom” for her star turn is fine, but that they dressed her up in Neiman's, Saks, and Barneys is “mind-boggling evidence of a tin ear for the symbolism of popular culture,” style maven Robin Givhan wails in the Washington ... More »

For Political Wives, It's All in the Dress

McCain, Obama make statements with style

(Newser) - First lady fashions are more than trivial concerns: Their choices reflect on presidential campaigns and hold the power to spark new trends, writes Robin Givhan in the Washington Post. Cindy McCain "has endorsed the status quo" by turning to White House veteran Oscar de la Renta, while Michelle Obama... More »

Jenna Picks de la Renta Design

First daughter makes traditional choice for May 10 Texas nuptials

(Newser) - Jenna Bush will walk down the aisle in a “casual” Oscar de la Renta gown that suits her "organic and low key" May 10 wedding. Think organza, embroidery, matte beading, and a small train, but don’t expect pictures. Her intended, Henry Hager, doesn’t want to see... More »

The Senator Wears Prada (Maybe)

Clinton's 'startling' show of cleavage gets the Post 's attention

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton was discussing the high cost of college, but some eyes were trained on the low cut of her neckline. Under the senator’s pink blazer sat a black top that revealed a modicum of cleavage and caught the eye of Washington Post fashion editor Robin Givhan, who finds... More »

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