There's something about Oscar de la Renta's clothing that brings out the very best in the women who wear it — and lots of famous ladies, from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to actress Lea Michelle, are among his devoted customers. But on the runway, de la Renta manages to talk to women of all stripes by making the most richly beautiful versions of the things they really need: suits that are professional and playful, coats that are warm and whimsical, and gowns that inspire envy wherever they appear. De la Renta loves classic proportions almost as much as he loves decoration, which means his collections often blend midcentury shapes, lots of embellishments, and plenty of colorful spirit.
There are wedding gowns, and then there are wedding gowns — and the custom Oscar de la Renta dress Kate Bosworth wore to marry Michael Polish on Saturday was definitely in the latter category.
The actress tied the knot with the director at The Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, MT, surrounded by a group of 50 friends and family members. British Vogue reports that the dress had an eight-foot-long, 16-foot-wide train that Bosworth paired with a full-length veil. The couple exchanged custom rings by fine jewelry retailer Ocappi. She also wore a pair of shoes from Jimmy Choo (the Lotus sandal, to be exact) when she walked down the aisle and later changed into another de la Renta dress for the reception. The groom went for a classic suit from Brooks Brothers.
Head over to POPSUGAR Celebrity & News for an exclusive look at photos from Bosworth's big day.
If you weren't paying attention to your social media streams this week, you might have missed some of the biggest stories from the fashion industry. Brands like Prabal Gurung, Diesel, and J.Crew took to their social channels to share their latest news with customers and fans alike. See what these brands and others got up to on Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, and more in the video above.
When Anna Wintour tells you to get on Instagram, you get on Instagram. Ever since Tuesday, when the editrix asked the magazine's Instagram followers to pose with its September issue and upload their pictures with the hashtag #Voguestagram, everyone from Oscar de la Renta to J.Crew's Jenna Lyons has complied.
But who did it best? Take a look at some of the best examples of #Voguestagramming we've seen and tell us whose tops your feed.
Whether you're looking to make a special occasion splurge or find some timeless, traditional inspiration for your kids' wardrobes, no one does childrenswear quite like Oscar de la Renta. For Fall and Holiday, the collection is full of bold tartan prints, tweeds, and floral patterns in rich shades of navy, crimson, and cream. Click through for a dozen of the loveliest looks for little ones, courtesy of one of the fashion world's biggest names.
We couldn't imagine a sweeter return to the red carpet than Lea Michele's choice of Oscar de la Renta's pink-on-pink colorblock combo. The star defined radiance and grace just weeks after the passing of her boyfriend, Cory Monteith, while on stage to thank fans for their support in "these very difficult past few weeks."
Adding extra refinement to the look (as if she needed any!) were Tiffany & Co. diamonds, including cluster studs and a hinged Atlas bangle. The final finishing touch: a necklace that simply read "Cory." There's no debating that this look's lovely; the question is which aspect of Lea's ensemble do you most adore?
This week was truly a celebration — and any excuse would do! Whether it was Rachel Zoe and Brian Atwood's Summer vacation, Karlie Kloss and Jourdan Dunn's birthday, or the occasion of seeing Beyoncé live in concert as Prabal Gurung did, the style stars were living it up on Instagram. Click through to see this week's best shots, and don't forget to keep up with our editors by following us at popsugarfashion!
While Galliano hasn't joined the house in any official capacity yet, its CEO Alex Bolen said in a statement to WWD that the house is exploring ways to bring Galliano back into the fold.
"As we have said before, we are deeply impressed with John's talent and would love to find a way to work with him in the future," Bolen said. "To date, we have not found that way."Thursday's news is almost like a replay of last Fashion Week. Just a month before showing his Fall 2013 collection, de la Renta told the press that Galliano — who at that point had been out of work for two years following his dismissal from Dior — would join his studio for three weeks as a designer in residence. In a poll at the time, 85 percent of POPSUGAR Fashion readers said they were ready to forgive the drunken, anti-Semitic rant that got Galliano fired and see him return to design.
And while de la Renta hasn't addressed rumors that Galliano will one day succeed him at the helm of the brand, he's always believed that Galliano should come back to fashion in a larger capacity.
"I strongly feel, regardless of what he did, that everyone in life does deserve a second chance, and I am happy that I was able to give John a second chance," he told Fern Mallis in an interview at 92Y earlier this year. "It would be a shame if the industry was deprived of such a talent."