21.10.14

Remembering Oscar de la Renta

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On Monday (October 20) it was confirmed that Oscar de la Renta, the legendary Dominican-American fashion designer, has died at age 82, having battled cancer for quite some time.

The designer, who was once quoted as saying “I don’t really know how to do casual clothes”, leaves behind a legacy of some of the greatest and most elegant designs to ever grace the red carpet.

Dressing everyone from First Ladies Jackie Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush to stars such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Chastain, Amy Adams, Allison Williams, Emmy Rossum and Lea Michele, to name a few, the fashion legend will be greatly missed and will long be remembered for all things classic, elegant and beautiful.

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15.10.14 Premiere

Kaitlyn Dever In Oscar de la Renta – ‘Laggies’ New York Premiere

Kaitlyn Dever In Oscar de la Renta - 'Laggies' New York Premiere

Kaitlyn Dever was back on the red carpet for the ‘Laggies’ New York premiere held at Crosby Street Hotel on Monday (October 13) in New York City.

Keeping it simple and sweet, the actress wore an Oscar de la Renta black lace dress styled with a pair of Brian Atwood platform peep-toes.

While this doesn’t make the same bold impressive statement she made last week, I do love the romantic femininity she brought to the red carpet on this occasion.

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Sarah Gadon In Oscar de la Renta – Dracula Untold’ London Premiere

Sarah Gadon In Oscar de la Renta - Dracula Untold' London Premiere

Sarah Gadon attended the ‘Dracula Untold’ premiere held at Odeon West End on Wednesday (October 1) in London, England.

The actress put on quite a regal showing, wearing an Oscar de la Renta Resort 2015 dress with a white lace bodice which cascades in beautiful blooms to her black silk-satin skirt; however, I can’t help but wish this was a gown or at least tea-length.

Firstly to take this to another level of gorgeousness, but also to cover up her uninspiring footwear.

Beautiful wavy blonde tresses, stunning drop earrings and a perfect rouge pout rounded out her near-perfect look.

Are you wishing this was a tad longer too?

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Jessica Chastain In Michael Kors & Oscar de la Renta – 2014 San Sebastian Film Festival

Jessica Chastain In Michael Kors & Oscar de la Renta - 2014 San Sebastian Film Festival

Moving on from London, Jessica Chastain graced the 62nd San Sebastian Film Festival with her beauty on Monday (September 22) in San Sebastian, Spain with two great looks.

Arrival: Jessica arrived looking fresh and beautiful wearing a Michael Kors Resort 2015 sleeveless printed dress tailored in a flattering, elegant silhouette. Effortless styling with nude accessories, including Michael Kors ‘Doris’ sandals, topped off this ultra-feminine offering.

‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ Premiere: For the premiere held at the Victoria Eugenia Theater, Jessica kept the style short while dialling up the glamour, wearing an Oscar de la Renta Resort 2015 black silk faille cocktail dress with bold white taffeta embroidered blooms and a voluminous invert-pleated skirt to create a standout feminine silhouette. It’s really the hair and makeup which inject the glamour, from those glossy screen-siren waves to that glossy red lip.

I think she nailed both looks, even though I would’ve loved a gown for the premiere.

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22.09.14 Premiere

Elle Fanning In Oscar de la Renta – ‘The Boxtrolls’ LA Premiere

Elle Fanning In Oscar de la Renta - 'The Boxtrolls' LA Premiere

Elle Fanning attended the premiere for ‘The Boxtrolls’ held at Universal CityWalk on Sunday (September 21) in Universal City, California.

The actress gave us new hair and a new look, sporting a darker brunette hue in place of her golden blonde and a more tailored look from Oscar de la Renta in place of her favoured princess dresses.

For me this is a case of too much change. While I love the new hair colour, which made me not even recognise the actress at first, I’m less enthused with the outfit.

I am not a fan of the style, the trousers are too long plus all round its feels too sombre for an animated feature.

Love the new direction, or are you nitpicking the look like I am?

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Best Dressed Of The Week – Emmy Rossum In Oscar de la Renta, Abigail Spencer In Paule Ka & David Gandy In Marks & Spencer

Best Dressed Of The Week - Emmy Rossum In Oscar de la Renta, Abigail Spencer In Paule Ka & David Gandy In Marks & Spencer

Emmy Rossum was your best dressed this week wearing a gorgeous strapless tiered Oscar de la Renta gown to the LA Opera.

My vote went to Abigail Spencer in her black and white Paule Ka gown worn to the ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ LA premiere; as I said at the time, I don’t think she’s ever looked better – she totally blew me away.

Even with very stiff competition from Ryan Reynolds and Dan Stevens, Dandy Gandy, not surprisingly, was the runaway winner. Some may think he only gets votes because he is so damn good looking, but look again – the man knows how to wear a suit. On this occasion his Marks & Spencer suit was tailored and styled to perfection.

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