Who Would Even Wear These Wedding Gowns?: A Taxonomy of Brides


Far more fun than gawking at the gowns for bridal fashion week is imagining what kind of person would wear them. Shows like Bridezillas and Say Yes to the Dress have magnified our curiosity in bridal archetypes, and the very specific, very crucial ways a bridal gown reflects its wearer. If your personal style is the… » 4/29/15 11:50am 4/29/15 11:50am

Watch Kate Bosworth Wax Rhapsodic About Her Wedding Dress

Vogue has published not one but two videos dedicated to Kate Bosworth finding her Oscar de La Renta wedding dress, despite the fact that there doesn't seem to be a spread on the event planned for the magazine and Bosworth sold the rights to her wedding photos to Martha Stewart Weddings for their winter issue. » 9/05/13 11:10am 9/05/13 11:10am

Oscar de la Renta Modernizes, Debuts Fall Campaign on Instagram

September issues of fashion magazines are traditionally the largest of the year — the volumes with the most pages — not only because of the lavish fall fashion-oriented editorial photoshoots, but because the designers reveal their fall ad campaigns. But yesterday, Oscar de la Renta debuted its fall collection on … » 7/25/13 1:20pm 7/25/13 1:20pm

Watch Hillary Clinton Pitch New Show 'Project Pantsuit' at the CFDA's

Calling all Hillary worshippers (aka everyone on Earth): Here's another instance of Hil being awesome. At last night's CFDA's, among the stiff jokes served by Bravo's Andy Cohen, former Secretary of State and full time badass Hillary Clinton pitched a new show for Bravo for an audience she believes is "small but… » 6/04/13 4:26pm 6/04/13 4:26pm

Oscar de la Renta Disses Michelle Obama's Style

Oscar de la Renta shared some more passive-aggressive words about Michelle Obama with the press. "It is a relation that began poorly and I think it will end the same way," said the designer of the First Lady. "An anonymous woman on the street is the woman who influences fashion today, not a movie star or a first lady." » 3/26/13 3:10pm 3/26/13 3:10pm

Oscar de la Renta, for the Duchess With Dark Secrets in You

Oscar de la Renta's fall collection hit the runway yesterday, and while there were intensely vivid colors, sublime embroidery and luxurious fabrics like you'd expect, there were also hints of something more dramatic: eye-hiding hats, hoods, and even a hat with a veil. There were ballgowns fit for royalty, but also a… » 2/13/13 12:10pm 2/13/13 12:10pm

Luxury Brands Aren't Thrilled About Rent The Runway's User-Submitted…

The e-commerce site Rent the Runway is the the ready-to-wear couture equivalent of Bag Borrow Or Steal: for a fee dependent on how long you'd like to keep the piece, you can rent — let's say — a Badgley Mischka dress for $125. But one of the downsides of Rent the Runway, and even luxury flash-sale websites like Gilt… » 10/20/12 2:30pm 10/20/12 2:30pm

Get Ready to Find Out What James Bond Smells Like

The new James Bond 007 fragrance debuts at Harrods next month, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise, and release of the 23rd Bond film, Skyfall (which hits theaters in the US in November). Because nothing says "secret spy" like having your agency code number on a fragrance bottle. So,… » 7/27/12 11:42am 7/27/12 11:42am

Spanish Art and Spanish Dress Come Together Quite Nicely

On display now at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute museum in Manhattan is the show "Joaquin Sorolla and the Glory of Spanish Dress," which was conceived by designer Oscar de la Renta and curated by Vogue's André Leon Talley. Last night, the two spoke about the genesis of the exhibition, and how they managed to track… » 1/18/12 9:45pm 1/18/12 9:45pm