Oscar De La Renta

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Oscar de la Renta passed away at age 82 on Monday

De la Renta was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on July 22, 1932 to an influential Dominican-Puerto Rican family. His dreams took him far, and early: At 17, he enrolled at the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid to study painting, and began sketching dresses on the side. Through family friends, his sketches were seen by the wife of the U.S. ambassador to Spain, who asked De la Renta to design a dress for her debutante daughter, Beatrice Cabot Lodge. A photograph of the dress landed on the cover of Life magazine in 1956, and not long after, De la Renta was learning fashion design at the hands of Cristóbal Balenciaga, and later, as a couture assistant under Antonio Castillo at Lanvin in Paris.

A ready-to-wear designer, De la Renta’s couture training always showed. Whatever the fashion of the moment, his garments were always constructed, shaping the female body into something more perfect and swan-like than its natural shape allowed. “I don’t really know how to do casual clothes,” he told WWD in 2005. His legacy will live on, may he Rest In Peace. Via Fashionista.com

Shia LeBeouf Covers Interview Magazine

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Shia LeBeouf covers the November 2014 issue of Interview Magazine shot by Craig McDean.

Celeb Style: Nicki Minaj In GQ

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“I always thought that by the time I put out a third album, I would want to come back to natural hair and natural makeup,” she told me. “I thought, I will shock the world again and just be more toned down. I thought that would be more shocking than to keep on doing exactly what they had already seen.”

Full Interview: GQ

Alexander Wang x H&M

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Alexander Wang x H&M collab has landed featuring models Anna Ewers and Suvi Koponen look ready for the gym in a mix of sports bras, sweatshirts, boxing gloves and leggings. It’s exactly the sporty-minded fantasy we were hoping for, with strappy scuba dresses, thick gray pullover sweatshirts, mesh-paneled leggings, cropped bra-tops, leather joggers, and parkas. For the accessory-minded, there are gloves (boxing and otherwise), beanies, and duffel in the mix—all replete with standout WANG branding, of course.