Colored denim is definitely the jean du jour, so for today's Ways to Wear, we styled a pair of bright yellow Rag & Bone jeans three chic ways. We've spotted colored denim on some of our favorite style setters, like Rachel Bilson and Zoe Saldana, and seen this vibrant canary hue grace the runways at Proenza Schouler and Jason Wu — now we're heading to Barneys New York in Beverly Hills to try out the trend for ourselves. Whether you're looking for the perfect transitional outfit or feeling daring enough to try bright on bright, we hope these outfits inspire you to scoop up some colored denim for your own look now.
Jessica Biel has impressed us with her red-carpet choices lately, opting for a range of Summer-perfect LWDs paired with neon footwear. For the Total Recall photocall in LA, Jessica decided to change it up but stuck with a light color palette, choosing an intricate, nude Oscar de la Renta shift dress. With a beautiful beaded bodice and a lace skirt, this dress is all about texture. Watch today's Fab Flash for more! On Allison McNamara: Banana Republic top.
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
- According to Milan Fashion Week schedulers, Gucci will open the Spring 2013 shows in that city on Sept. 19. Giorgio Armani, who normally closes the week, will instead show midway through on Sept. 23, prompting some to believe that he has different plans for the end of the week. [The Cut]
- Amber Valletta stars in Pucci's very first ad campaign, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot. [Design Scene]
- For the first time in five seasons, Oscar de la Renta's ad campaign doesn't involve Karlie Kloss. Instead, the brand's Fall 2012 ads feature Candice Swanepoel and Katryn Kruger. [Fashion Gone Rogue]
- Issey Miyake will release a fragrance called Pleats Please. It will hit Austria next month, but it won't hit the United States until 2013. [WWD]
- What's Michael Kors's favorite escape? The beach. "If I could, I'd burn every shoe I own." But will he drink beer on the beach? "Sure! I’m American — why not?" [Daily Front Row]
Above: The finale of Gucci's Fall 2012 show.
Clear your schedule because you're about to spend some serious time on the oh-so-chic OscardelaRenta.com. Unsurprisingly chock-full of Oscar's timeless ready-to-wear pieces, the site also features the house's stunning accessories (two words: shoe sale), swoon-worthy swimwear, iconic perfume, and more. To get you in the spending spirit, PopSugar Shop and Oscar de la Renta are giving you the chance to win a $1,500 gift certificate to shop to your heart's content. All you have to do is enter your information below and make room in your closet. Good luck and happy shopping.
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From Chanel's Resort 2013 show to all the romantic editorials that have been staged there, the Palace of Versailles is having a moment. And now, Le Grand Divertissement à Versailles — the 1973 fashion face-off between five American designers and five French couturiers — is the subject of the new film Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution.
The event was staged by Eleanor Lambert, creator of Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed List, who invited Halston, Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, Anne Klein, and Stephen Burrows to represent America. The French team included Yves Saint Laurent, Dior's Marc Bohan, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, and Emanuel Ungaro.
Director Riley Draper said she created the film, which will premiere during New York Fashion Week in September, to remember an evening that had a profound impact on the American fashion and modeling industries.
Riley's research found that the American designers took their positions as underdogs very seriously. "When you look at the documents, they were like, 'We're going to war,'" she said. That may explain their groundbreaking decision to cast black models for their portion of the show.
"To actually have an exhibition with 12 African-American models at one time, in one show, in a palace in France, representing the United States and representing our fashion industry, is legendary — it's historical," said Riley.
The documentary features interviews with some of those models, including Pat Cleveland and Alva Chinn, as well as former Vogue editor Grace Mirabella and several fashion historians. Cameron Silver of the vintage store Decades narrates the film, which Riley screened at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. She'll also screen the film in Los Angeles and Atlanta before bringing it to New York City. A glimpse of the film in the trailer below.
It's Christmas in July at Oscar de la Renta! Sneak a Peek at the Designer's Line of Fall/Winter Childrenswear
While well-heeled mamas are likely already aware of Oscar de la Renta's foray into childrenswear, up until now, the mega designer's offerings for little ones have been limited to small seasonal collections and flower-girl dresses.
This Fall, however, that's about to change. The latest children's line from ODLR encompasses a complete range of play clothes, dressy options, accessories, and outerwear for boys and girls ages 12 months through 14 years. In classic Oscar de la Renta style, the looks are super traditional, with Liberty prints and tweeds for Fall and tartan plaids for Holiday and Winter.
Sneak a peek at a few highlights from the Fall/Winter collection, which will be available at Oscar de la Renta.com in August!
Whimsy was the word at Oscar de la Renta's Resort 2013 show Monday evening, where the designer presented a diverse collection underpinned at all points by an easy, colorful elegance.
Looks ranged from de la Renta's customarily luxurious suits to shirts, jackets, and dresses featuring fresh new floral prints. Close-up images of irises and carnations played well with embroidered tulips. Many accessories were rendered in shades of ripe produce: lemon-colored belts, for example, and green apple earrings were the finishing touches on a few looks. And if the multiple suggestions of floral beauty weren't a sufficient indicator that these clothes are intended for a relaxing break from everyday life, tulle and organza dresses embroidered with a gingham pattern playfully suggested going for a picnic.
The offering was grown-up and girlish, mature and youthful all at once. That idea couldn't be stressed any clearer than in a sequined baseball shirt (already for sale online), paired with a tea-length white-and-green skirt that came down the runway toward the end of the show.
Photos Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta.
Oscar de la Renta's Resort 2013 collection offered up a plethora of plush, picnic-ready looks for sunny days ahead. And while you may have pastoral images of lazy lawn spreads and fruit-filled wicker baskets in mind, this country-chic girl wears her gingham prints in luxe satins and silks. The iconic designer presented a cool mix of traditionally sleek looks — black-and-white short suits, apple red tea party frocks, and bright peplum tops — along with quirkier pieces, like a silk and sequined baseball t-shirt paired up with a decadent gingham ball skirt. If the more daytime-friendly wares don't inspire dreams of frolicking in a manicured meadow, then de la Renta's signature frothy gowns will certainly transport you to an evening under the stars in the French Riviera. Above all, this is an ultrafresh lineup with classic and cool-girl appeal. To see every Resort '13 look, just keep clicking.
Last night, Sarah Jessica Parker donned a vintage Oscar de la Renta taffeta gown and attended Carnegie Hall's Medal of Excellence gala in NYC. Leave it to the fashion-loving actress to make taffeta — often associated with bridesmaid dresses — look so desirable. Inspired by her fearlessness with the fussy fabric, we set off to find impossibly chic taffeta frocks that you'll actually want to wear. There's everything from ball gowns to short party frocks, and bold colors to prints. Step inside to see and shop them now.
Spring 2013 Bridal Week delivered some gorgeous gowns for next season, and we've rounded up seven unforgettable gowns from designers like Oscar de la Renta, Monique Lhuillier, and Vera Wang, offering a surprising take on traditional bridal looks. From unique veils to more modern silhouettes, check out today's Fab Flash for more wedding dress trends that will make your special day unforgettable.