Oscar de la Renta serves up dramatic ballgowns for fall 20

Oscar de la Renta has dished up a line of glamorous ballgowns for its fall/winter 2020 collection.Creative directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia unveiled their latest line for the luxury fashion house at The New York Public Library as part of New Yor…

Oscar de la Renta has dished up a line of glamorous ballgowns for its fall/winter 2020 collection.

Creative directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia unveiled their latest line for the luxury fashion house at The New York Public Library as part of New York Fashion Week on Monday night, with celebrities including Nicky Hilton and Logan Browning perched on the front row.

Regarding their inspiration for the range, the designers looked at photographs of the Black and White Ball hosted by author Truman Capote in 1966, which was attended by brand founder de la Renta and his wife Francoise de Langlade, as well as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s 1797 poem The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, which was adapted into Walt Disney’s 1940 animated film Fantasia.

“With @fernandogarciam1205 and @tokibunbun starring as Oscar de la Renta’s apprentices, fall 2020 captures the allure of a magical evening and the fleeting feeling of a once-in-a-lifetime occasion,” a rep shared in a post on Instagram.

To open the show, Bella Hadid modelled a vibrant outfit comprised of teal trousers, a dark red top, red silk scarf, and bright blue coat.

A number of similar looks featuring bold colour-blocking followed, including a number made up of a red coat and bright pink tailored trousers.

Part of the way through the presentation, Kim and Garcia introduced more muted floral appliques on dresses, blazer lapels, sweaters, and coats.

Yet, the drama really ramped up towards the end of the spectacle, with the designers offering a crimson silk ballgown with a drop waist, a black ballgown covered in a firework-like sequin pattern, a draped burgundy velvet dress, and a minidress made of gold beaded fabric.

To conclude, Bella made a second appearance in a pink velvet dress accessorised with a matching feathered cape.

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Oscar de la Renta explores Latin American roots for spring 2020 collection

Oscar de la Renta has tapped into its Latin American roots for spring/summer 2020.The luxury fashion house, which is helmed by co-creative directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim, unveiled their latest collection at the Cunard Building as part of New Y…

Oscar de la Renta has tapped into its Latin American roots for spring/summer 2020.

The luxury fashion house, which is helmed by co-creative directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim, unveiled their latest collection at the Cunard Building as part of New York Fashion Week on Tuesday night, with celebrities including Lucy Hale, Karolina Kurkova, and Priyanka Chopra all perched on the front row.

In the show notes, the designers explained that they were inspired by late brand founder de la Renta’s Dominican heritage, as well as Garcia’s childhood, as he grew up in the same nation, as well as in northern Spain.

With a backdrop featuring colourful arched walls, potted palm trees, and baskets filled with fruit, the presentation opened with a model walking the white runway in a draped pink and peach dress matched with a pale pink blazer, with the ensemble topped off with strappy white stilettos.

A series of dresses made of floaty fabrics in yellow and floral print followed, with Garcia and Kim also introducing knitted tops and pleated skirts, kaftan-style dresses, striped asymmetrical gowns with frayed edging, as well as strapless gowns with woven patterning.

Featuring a palette of sunset hues, including lemon yellows, orange, and blush pink, the line was interspersed with touches of sky blue, olive green, and coral.

The show wrapped up with a parade of models showing off glamorous evening gowns made of taffeta or tiered tulle, with Candice Swanepoel rocking a strapless nude number with a corset-like bodice, and Irina Shayk closing the spectacle in a gorgeous black gown with halterneck and high-low skirt.

New York Fashion Week continues on Wednesday with shows from Michael Kors and Dennis Basso.

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Monse turn to Pluto and Goofy for dog-inspired Disney collab

Monse has been unveiled as the latest fashion brand to join forces with Disney, with the cute collaboration raising money for pet rescue charities.In recent months, Loewe, Coach and Rag & Bone have all teamed up with the animation studio, and now it’s …

Monse has been unveiled as the latest fashion brand to join forces with Disney, with the cute collaboration raising money for pet rescue charities.

In recent months, Loewe, Coach and Rag & Bone have all teamed up with the animation studio, and now it’s the turn of Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia’s brand to be inspired by Disney’s famous cartoon characters.

Calling on Disney’s most famous dogs, Pluto and Goofy, the label has now launched the Monse x Disney pre-fall line, with 100 per cent of gross proceeds, sans tax, donated to six New York-based pet rescue organisations.

“I love Disney, my family goes every year to Disney World, so it’s been a lifelong dream of mine to collaborate with them,” Garcia, who also helms Oscar de la Renta along with Kim, told The Hollywood Reporter. “Minnie (Mouse) and her friends came to our spring-summer 2018 show, and we’d been in touch for a while to discuss the right opportunity to work together.”

For the accompanying campaign, Monse muse Dilone models the 12-piece collection alongside a furry co-star.

Kim said they came up with the idea to work with Disney after they shot their pre-fall 2019 lookbook, which featured 30 rescue dogs alongside the models.

“When we decided to partner with the pet rescue organisations and feature the dogs up for adoption we immediately thought of Disney and the connection to Pluto and Goofy. We especially loved Pluto, as he reminded us of the dogs being featured in the lookbook,” she added.

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Monse turn to Pluto and Goofy for dog-inspired Disney collab

Monse has been unveiled as the latest fashion brand to join forces with Disney, with the cute collaboration raising money for pet rescue charities.In recent months, Loewe, Coach and Rag & Bone have all teamed up with the animation studio, and now it’s …

Monse has been unveiled as the latest fashion brand to join forces with Disney, with the cute collaboration raising money for pet rescue charities.

In recent months, Loewe, Coach and Rag & Bone have all teamed up with the animation studio, and now it’s the turn of Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia’s brand to be inspired by Disney’s famous cartoon characters.

Calling on Disney’s most famous dogs, Pluto and Goofy, the label has now launched the Monse x Disney pre-fall line, with 100 per cent of gross proceeds, sans tax, donated to six New York-based pet rescue organisations.

“I love Disney, my family goes every year to Disney World, so it’s been a lifelong dream of mine to collaborate with them,” Garcia, who also helms Oscar de la Renta along with Kim, told The Hollywood Reporter. “Minnie (Mouse) and her friends came to our spring-summer 2018 show, and we’d been in touch for a while to discuss the right opportunity to work together.”

For the accompanying campaign, Monse muse Dilone models the 12-piece collection alongside a furry co-star.

Kim said they came up with the idea to work with Disney after they shot their pre-fall 2019 lookbook, which featured 30 rescue dogs alongside the models.

“When we decided to partner with the pet rescue organisations and feature the dogs up for adoption we immediately thought of Disney and the connection to Pluto and Goofy. We especially loved Pluto, as he reminded us of the dogs being featured in the lookbook,” she added.

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Celine Dion initially thought 2019 Met Gala theme was ‘camping’

Celine Dion initially thought the theme for the 2019 Met Gala was “camping”.The annual fundraising event for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City took place on Monday night, with this year’s theme revolving…

Celine Dion initially thought the theme for the 2019 Met Gala was “camping”.

The annual fundraising event for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City took place on Monday night, with this year’s theme revolving around the new exhibit, Camp: Notes on Fashion, based on Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay, Notes on Camp.

However, during a chat with E! News reporters on the red carpet at the star-studded bash, Celine confessed that she was rather baffled when she was first informed of the concept.

“At first, I was a little bit confused when I heard camp. I wasn’t sure what it meant, I mean, are we going camping? We’re going to be at the Met and everybody is going to stay and sleep all night together?” the superstar recalled, before going on to describe her take on camp. “But no, for us, camp was luxurious and cheeky and timeless. And all of those feathers!”

For the Met Gala, Celine made a splash on the red carpet in a gold number inspired by the Ziegfeld Follies Broadway productions from the early 20th century.

Designed by Oscar de la Renta’s co-creative directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, the ensemble was constructed from 18 panels, hand-beaded by 52 master embroiderers for over 3,000 hours and weighed approximately 22 pounds (10 kilograms).

In an Instagram post, a representative for the fashion house also shared just how much detail went into the item.

“@CelineDion’s 2019 #MetGala look features thousands of fringes that are created from gold micro cut beads. Each piece is stitched by hand to just the right length so they fall into an arc from the centre to the end of the sleeves,” they commented.

And as for her Noel Stewart-crafted feathered headpiece, Celine, 51, claimed that she could wear it for hours.

“I don’t want to take it off! I want to go to bed in it tonight,” she laughed during a chat with Vogue.

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Adriana Lima honoured at Daily Front Row Fashion Awards

Adriana Lima was named Icon of the Year at The Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards (FLA) on Sunday night (17Mar19).The Brazilian supermodel is one of the most famous names in fashion, and executives at the publication feted her achievements at…

Adriana Lima was named Icon of the Year at The Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards (FLA) on Sunday night (17Mar19).

The Brazilian supermodel is one of the most famous names in fashion, and executives at the publication feted her achievements at a presentation held at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, with Love magazine editor Katie Grand bestowing her with the prize.

“Thank you @kegrand for presenting my fashion icon award tonight. Love you,” the 37-year-old captioned a snap of her posing with Katie on her Instagram page.

In addition, Slick Woods collected the Model of the Year prize, and Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia of Oscar de la Renta and Monse were named Designers of the Year.

Other models to attend the event included Stella Maxwell, Candice Swanepoel, Chanel Iman, Jasmine Sanders, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Kate Hudson was awarded the Fashion Entrepreneur award for her ventures with athleisure brand Fabletics and clothing company New York & Company, while Lady Gaga was on hand to present her longtime hairstylist Frederic Aspiras with the Hairstylist of the Year award.

“On my way to present hair stylist of the year from The Daily Front Row to my best friend and hair artist for a decade @federicaspiras,” Gaga wrote on her Instagram Stories prior to the event.

Fashion stars including Christian Siriano and Jennifer Meyer also stepped out for the bash, as did celebrities including Alicia Silverstone, James Marsden, Jaime King, and Busy Philipps, with comedy star Celeste Barber hosting.

“We are thrilled with this year’s honorees representing both established stars such as Adriana Lima and rising stars such as Slick Woods. We’re also delighted to bring Celeste Barber, the hilarious and brilliant Australian comedian, to the FLA stage for the first time. Finally, the fashion world has the comic it so richly deserves,” commented Brandusa Niro, The Daily Front Row’s editor-in-chief, before the ceremony.

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Monse taps Erin Wasson and Nicki Minaj for fashion film

Monse has tapped Erin Wasson and Nicki Minaj for a new fashion film.The American brand, launched by designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia in May 2015, is quickly becoming an A-list favourite, with fans including Sarah Jessica Parker, Daisy Ridley and…

Monse has tapped Erin Wasson and Nicki Minaj for a new fashion film.

The American brand, launched by designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia in May 2015, is quickly becoming an A-list favourite, with fans including Sarah Jessica Parker, Daisy Ridley and Margot Robbie.

But instead of holding a show during New York Fashion Week in February (18), Kim and Garcia have decided to unveil their fall/winter 2018 collection via a lookbook and video.

Shot at Coney Island by director Fabien Constant, model Erin plays a working woman on her way home from a long day at work, with hip-hop star Nicki providing the voiceover.

“We used the iconic Coney Island for our location, as it presented the perfect balance between nostalgia and fun,” a brand representative said of the concept. “When we shared the concept with Nicki Minaj and asked her to be involved, she felt inspired to write a narrative of a woman, who after a bad day, was able to collect herself and triumph through it… something that must have rung true for the housewives of that era.”

In the video, Erin is seen in a black top with cutouts and deconstructed trench coat as she packs up her locker at the end of the day. The camera then follows her as she makes her way past a gate and into the empty theme park, where she is depicted wearing a series of different outfits, including an oversize white cotton shirt and boyfriend jeans as she holds a bunch of balloons, as well as a navy hoodie and skirt with handkerchief hemline as she jumps on a carousel ride.

Monse’s latest collection also features tartan skirts, leather jackets with shearling collars, and a deconstructed tuxedo number. Speaking about the range, the designers have explained that they wanted to reimagine the ’50s housewife in the contemporary world.

“We were looking at movies like October Sky and Revolutionary Road, and we were kind of laughing at this idea of the 1950s housewife and how different it is from today’s woman,” Fernando told Vogue.

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