WAR.WORN.FASHION

newmiu asked: i was so sad when i heard about oscar de la renta's death :( im really going to miss seeing his beautiful dresses.... just out of curiousity, what was your favorite collection by him?

kmitt:

The Diana Vreeland era of OdlR is a pinnacle moment in American fashion and therefore one of my favorites. However, OdlR is impressive as he spanned more than 50 years at the helm of his own namesake label seamlessly transitioning apparel as generations of starlets, dignitaries, socialites, etc. passed through his atelier and remained interesting, creative and in many ways ahead of the curve. He is an indisputable leader in evening wear, he contributed to icons such as Jackie O and Elizabeth Arden amongst countless others. There are no favorites. He’s a favorite. Fashion would not be what it is without him bringing Paris to America 50 years ago and consistently reminding us of where we’ve been and foreshadowing where we’re going. 

theotheroxygen:

coffeecocktail:

RIP Oscar De La Renta at 82.

What happens when a fashion icon dies? The world gets a little less elegant.

Goodbye to the classiest gentleman in fashion. As a girl who waits impatiently for every September and February to arrive just to be able to experience fashion week through her MacBook, Oscar De La Renta had become a personal favorite and always left me dreaming of someday being able to wear one of his creations.

With his designs he made the world remember that fashion was meant to be classic, elegant, and sophisticated. He knew what women wanted and he was a god when it came to creating gowns that would make girls feel like princesses from their own fairytale. You could always expect an Oscar De La Renta dress on the Red Carpet. Every celebrity knew that wearing his designs would always secure them a spot on the Best Dressed list.

Born in Dominican Republic, he left home at 18 to study painting in Madrid where he took an interest in fashion design. There he began an apprenticeship with Cristóbal Balenciaga and later landed a job with Lanvin. In the 60’s Jacqueline Kennedy started wearing his designs which gave him the global spotlight so he launched his own label. And ever since everyone has been wanting to be dressed by him.

Just a week ago he appointed Peter Copping as Creative Director of his brand. Truly a huge loss for the entire fashion world. He will be missed.

Rest in peace.

Beautifully said.

newmiu:

the first look from the very first oscar de la renta show and the last look from ss15. rest in peace mr. de la renta, you will be missed…

(Source: style.com, via j-bilmer)