The legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta passed away last night at the age of 82 in his Connecticut home from complications with cancer, which he had been diagnosed with in 2006. The Dominican-American designer specialized in evening wear, having been famed with being the couturiers to dress Jackie Kennedy in the 1960’s. He worked for luxury brands Lanvin and Balmain, as well as under his own eponymous name.
Designer Marc Jacobs wrote: “We lost a fashion icon. Thoughts & prayers for family, friends, & all at Oscar de la Renta. We’ll miss you Oscar!”
It’s hard to believe Paris fashion week is almost coming to an end, marking the end of the top fashion weeks around the globe. Despite the fact we still have a few amazing shows to look forward to (ahem, Saint Laurent, Chanel, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, MiuMiu- to name a few…), there has been so many amazing collections, I couldn’t resist showing the highlights. Some of the main fashion trends I noticed for Spring/Summer are minimalism, tons of leather and lace, and very feminine silhouettes and shapes, many reminiscent of the 1920’s and 1950’s.