Lucire

Lucire: News

Share 


December 18, 2014

Video: Jennifer Lawrence puts paid to romance rumours; Lady Gaga in white

Lucire staff/14.35

Pin It

Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, the most Googled celebrity of the year and one of our news-makers of 2013, was looking stylish as she left the Greenwich Hotel in New York wearing a Breton striped sweatshirt, blazer, skinny leather pants and Givenchy sandals. Lawrence has denied that there is any involvement between her and producer Gabe Polsky, with the actress clarifying that he is the boyfriend of her best friend. The gossip media enjoy speculating—when there’s nothing happening.
   Similarly, a quick adjustment by Lady Gaga after a wardrobe malfunction revealed her Spanx merited headlines although what was more impressive, to us, was her feathery white dress, then her plunging white gown and netted overlay that she wore for her guest appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon later that day. Gaga performed Cole Porter’s ‘Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye’ while on the show, featured below.

Share 'Video: Jennifer Lawrence puts paid to romance rumours; Lady Gaga in white' on Delicious Share 'Video: Jennifer Lawrence puts paid to romance rumours; Lady Gaga in white' on Digg Share 'Video: Jennifer Lawrence puts paid to romance rumours; Lady Gaga in white' on Facebook Share 'Video: Jennifer Lawrence puts paid to romance rumours; Lady Gaga in white' on Fark Share 'Video: Jennifer Lawrence puts paid to romance rumours; Lady Gaga in white' on Google+ Share 'Video: Jennifer Lawrence puts paid to romance rumours; Lady Gaga in white' on LinkedIn Share 'Video: Jennifer Lawrence puts paid to romance rumours; Lady Gaga in white' on Newsvine Share 'Video: Jennifer Lawrence puts paid to romance rumours; Lady Gaga in white' on Orkut Share 'Video: Jennifer Lawrence puts paid to romance rumours; Lady Gaga in white' on Pinterest Share 'Video: Jennifer Lawrence puts paid to romance rumours; Lady Gaga in white' on reddit Share 'Video: Jennifer Lawrence puts paid to romance rumours; Lady Gaga in white' on StumbleUpon Share 'Video: Jennifer Lawrence puts paid to romance rumours; Lady Gaga in white' on Twitter Share 'Video: Jennifer Lawrence puts paid to romance rumours; Lady Gaga in white' on vk.com Share 'Video: Jennifer Lawrence puts paid to romance rumours; Lady Gaga in white' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'Video: Jennifer Lawrence puts paid to romance rumours; Lady Gaga in white' on Email Share 'Video: Jennifer Lawrence puts paid to romance rumours; Lady Gaga in white' on Print Friendly
December 14, 2014

Frida Giannini, Patrizio di Marco to leave Gucci; Giannini’s last collection to be autumn ’15

Lucire staff/12.11

Pin It


Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

Above Frida Giannini photographed at The New York Times International Luxury Conference at the Mandarin Oriental Miami on December 2.

Gucci creative director Frida Giannini and CEO Patrizio di Marco will leave the label shortly, parent company Kering SA, formerly PPR, announced Friday.
   Giannini will depart after showing her autumn–winter 2015 collection at the end of February, and no successor has been named. She will have worked for over 12 years at Gucci, and has been creative director since 2006. She had succeeded Tom Ford at the label.
   Di Marco, who has been with Gucci since 2009, will leave at the end of the year, with his role taken up by Marco Bizzarri, who is presently Kering’s luxury couture and leather goods’ division. Like di Marco, Bizzarri is formerly of Bottega Veneta.
   Gucci’s revenues have been dropping, suffering from a perception that its brand is not exclusive enough. Demand in China is down this year, while third-quarter sales showed a 1·6 per cent fall. Turnover has also fallen in recent years.
   Kering had already named new CEOs in October at Bottega Veneta, Brioni and Christopher Kane as part of an internal overhaul. It also owns Stella McCartney and Puma.

Share 'Frida Giannini, Patrizio di Marco to leave Gucci; Giannini’s last collection to be autumn ’15' on Delicious Share 'Frida Giannini, Patrizio di Marco to leave Gucci; Giannini’s last collection to be autumn ’15' on Digg Share 'Frida Giannini, Patrizio di Marco to leave Gucci; Giannini’s last collection to be autumn ’15' on Facebook Share 'Frida Giannini, Patrizio di Marco to leave Gucci; Giannini’s last collection to be autumn ’15' on Fark Share 'Frida Giannini, Patrizio di Marco to leave Gucci; Giannini’s last collection to be autumn ’15' on Google+ Share 'Frida Giannini, Patrizio di Marco to leave Gucci; Giannini’s last collection to be autumn ’15' on LinkedIn Share 'Frida Giannini, Patrizio di Marco to leave Gucci; Giannini’s last collection to be autumn ’15' on Newsvine Share 'Frida Giannini, Patrizio di Marco to leave Gucci; Giannini’s last collection to be autumn ’15' on Orkut Share 'Frida Giannini, Patrizio di Marco to leave Gucci; Giannini’s last collection to be autumn ’15' on Pinterest Share 'Frida Giannini, Patrizio di Marco to leave Gucci; Giannini’s last collection to be autumn ’15' on reddit Share 'Frida Giannini, Patrizio di Marco to leave Gucci; Giannini’s last collection to be autumn ’15' on StumbleUpon Share 'Frida Giannini, Patrizio di Marco to leave Gucci; Giannini’s last collection to be autumn ’15' on Twitter Share 'Frida Giannini, Patrizio di Marco to leave Gucci; Giannini’s last collection to be autumn ’15' on vk.com Share 'Frida Giannini, Patrizio di Marco to leave Gucci; Giannini’s last collection to be autumn ’15' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'Frida Giannini, Patrizio di Marco to leave Gucci; Giannini’s last collection to be autumn ’15' on Email Share 'Frida Giannini, Patrizio di Marco to leave Gucci; Giannini’s last collection to be autumn ’15' on Print Friendly
Filed under: China, fashion, Lucire, Milano, Paris, TV
December 10, 2014

News in brief: Chanel’s Paris–Salzburg collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume

Lucire staff/10.59

Pin It


Karl Lagerfeld has unveiled the 13th Chanel Métiers d’Art collection in Salzburg, Austria, recognizing its historical connection with Gabrielle Chanel (she got the inspiration for the Chanel jacket there, at the Hotel Schloss Mittersill, then owned by Baron Hubert von Pantz, with whom she had a fling). Lagerfeld discusses his collection in the video clip below, which showcases the Paris–Salzburg collection, featuring Cara Delevingne, who not only closed the show, but is the face of the collection itself.
   The presentation, at the Leopoldskron château, showcased the fine work of the feather-workers, milliners, tuckers and bootmakers. Lagerfeld took inspiration from traditional Austrian clothing, revisiting the dirndls and lederhosen, using loden, tweed, felt, leather and satin cashmere mix, taffeta and lace. Evening dresses featured pin-tucked fronts, frills, pleats and voluminous sleeves.
   ‘You can take inspiration from the apron, from the sleeves, from all the little details, but you have to forget it all and we do it in a new way,’ said Lagerfeld. ‘The star of Salzburg is about the jacket, but what I like is the craftsmanship, the embroidery with all the feathers. There is an unbelievable craftsmanship in all those clothes: most of the embroidery includes stones and many feathers, it’s like fur, it’s like flying fur. If you look at them closely, it’s quite unbelievable; when you see them or you touch them. So I tried, with beautiful fake pearls, to make interesting pearl jewellery that looks like embroidery. It’s the updated version of what I think it should be, could be, and had to be today.’
   In New York celebrity sightings, Lady Gaga has been spotted wearing the Blake wide-brim hat in oyster felt with pearl trim from Eugenia Kim’s fall 2014 collection last week, while Eva Longoria wore a Ralph & Russo spring–summer 2014 white silk crêpe cap sleeve embellished jacket with structured peplum, pencil skirt and black alligator belt to the ninth annual L’Oréal Women of Worth event.
   L’Oréal Paris notes that Longoria’s look uses True Match liquid foundation in C2 Rose Vanilla, the Volume Million Lashes Excess in Extra Black, Color Riche Le Kajal in 501 Oriental Black, the Super Liner Brow Artist Plumper in medium to dark, and the Elnett Volume Excess hairspray. Blake Lively, very much this year’s L’Oréal Paris celebrity with all the attention she garnered at Cannes, was also at Women of Worth, her look accomplished with True Match in N3 Creamy Beige, the Glam Bronze Powder Duo in 101 Blonde, the Flash Lash Butterfly in Intenza, Txt Wave Creating Spray, and the Nude Rose Color Riche La Palette.

   Polish model Anja Rubik, 31, meanwhile, has released her new perfume, Original. At Colette in Paris, she discusses some of her beauty tips from her career, including using eyelash curlers and moisturizing your skin. Rubik also reveals that Brigitte Bardot is her ‘ultimate beauty’, and rates Charlotte Gainsbourg and Patty Smyth highly.
   The perfume scents are those that have followed her over the years, namely white lilies and green tea, while the black-and-white imagery was inspired by her love of black-and-white photography and the work of Robert Mapplethorpe.
   Carrera y Carrera is going from strength to strength: the Madrid-based luxury jewellery brand has opened a boutique in Macau, as a first beach-head into China. Manuel Carrera, a fourth-generation descendant of the Carrera family who founded the brand, was on hand with CEO Svetlana Kupriyanova.
   Finally, in the main part of our site, travel editor Stanley Moss fits museums and great food into 48 hours in Torino, while publisher Jack Yan tests the BMW X1 Sdrive18d—readers might like the title.


Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Delicious Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Digg Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Facebook Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Fark Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Google+ Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on LinkedIn Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Newsvine Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Orkut Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Pinterest Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on reddit Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on StumbleUpon Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Twitter Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on vk.com Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Email Share 'News in brief: Chanel’s <i>Paris–Salzburg</i> collection; Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria in NYC; Anja Rubik launches perfume' on Print Friendly
December 6, 2014

Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins

Lucire staff/11.16

Pin It

Click here for the latest: Camille Cerf, Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, crowned Miss France 2015


Miss France

Above Miss France 2014, Flora Coquerel, with her 1953 predecessor, Denise Perrier, who also took out the Miss World title.

Miss France 2015 will be announced tonight from the Zenith in Orléans with a live broadcast on TF1, starting at 8.55 p.m. local time.
   Last year, Miss Orléanis, Flora Coquerel, was crowned the 2014 winner, watched by an audience of 8·3 million on television.
   Thirty-three contestants, aged between 18 and 24, are competing for the title. Over the previous month, they have been to Paris and Punta Cana (in the Dominican Republic), before heading to Orléans.
   There have been changes to the judging line-up, after actor Alain Delon resigned in the wake of comments supporting the National Front. Patrick Bruel has taken his place as the president of the jury, joined by Olympic swimmer Laure Manaudou, singer Shy’M, TV and radio host Jean-Luc Reichmann, humorist Stéphane Rousseau, comedian Philippe Bas and Miss France 2008 Valérie Bègue.
   One constant has been the presence of MC Jean-Pierre Foucault, who will host for the 20th time. In one departure from the past, viewers will determine the winner and two runners-up with telephone and SMS voting. Previously, they only chose the top five.
   The lead-up to the final on Saturday night has been controversy-free after the settlement with former Miss France organizer Geneviève de Fontenay last year.
   The only controversy of note in 2014 has been the delayed broadcast for the Réunion Islands and French Polynesia, meaning they cannot participate in live voting.
   De Fontenay’s rival competition, Miss Prestige National, takes place on January 18, 2015, in Kirrwiller, near Strasbourg.


Miss France 2014’s eventful year by Le Parisien

Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Delicious Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Digg Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Facebook Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Fark Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Google+ Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on LinkedIn Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Newsvine Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Orkut Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Pinterest Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on reddit Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on StumbleUpon Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Twitter Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on vk.com Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Email Share 'Countdown to Miss France 2015’s grand final begins' on Print Friendly
December 4, 2014

Video: a sneak peek from the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Lucire staff/22.24

Pin It



Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Although the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in London won’t be broadcast till December 9 on CBS in the US, we have an early sneak peek at the event, with models Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio. Videofashion also looks back at Lima and Ambrosio at the start of their careers as Victoria’s Secret ‘Angels’.
   From this year’s show, Elsa Hosk and Lily Aldridge also comment, while you can catch an early glimpse of the performances from Taylor Swift—the undoubted star of this year’s show—Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and Hozier.
   Swift’s presence at the 2014 show, which has taken place this year in London, has boosted its profile, especially with the singer’s ability to tap in to the 18–24 market. Victoria’s Secret publicity has dubbed Swift an ‘honorary Angel’.
   Swift has 15 million Instagram fans, and a further c. 48 million on Twitter and a whopping 72 million on Facebook.
   Victoria’s Secret has also released its own video from the fittings, with the background story behind the first section, ‘Gilded Angels’, with executive producer Monica Mitro and collection creative director Sophia Neophitou.


Taylor Swift, via Instagram

Above Taylor Swift has released her own glimpse at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to her 15 million Instagram fans.

Share 'Video: a sneak peek from the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show' on Delicious Share 'Video: a sneak peek from the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show' on Digg Share 'Video: a sneak peek from the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show' on Facebook Share 'Video: a sneak peek from the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show' on Fark Share 'Video: a sneak peek from the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show' on Google+ Share 'Video: a sneak peek from the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show' on LinkedIn Share 'Video: a sneak peek from the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show' on Newsvine Share 'Video: a sneak peek from the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show' on Orkut Share 'Video: a sneak peek from the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show' on Pinterest Share 'Video: a sneak peek from the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show' on reddit Share 'Video: a sneak peek from the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show' on StumbleUpon Share 'Video: a sneak peek from the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show' on Twitter Share 'Video: a sneak peek from the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show' on vk.com Share 'Video: a sneak peek from the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'Video: a sneak peek from the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show' on Email Share 'Video: a sneak peek from the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show' on Print Friendly
December 1, 2014

Video from British Fashion Awards 2014: Erdem, J. W. Anderson take top honours; Emma Watson tops vote

Lucire staff/23.42

Pin It




Dan Sims

Above, from top Poppy Delevingne, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, and Cara Delevingne, Model of the Year. Victoria Beckham, winning Brand of the Year. Emma Watson, who won the British Style Award.

Before an audience of 2,070 at the London Coliseum, the 2014 British Fashion Awards have seen Erdem and J. W. Anderson take out the coveted prizes of Womenswear Designer of the Year and Menswear Designer of the Year respectively. Anya Hindmarch was named the Accessories’ Designer of the Year.
   Actress Michelle Dockery, racing driver Lewis Hamilton, and models Karolína Kurková and Eva Herzigová, presented the much-awaited top three awards of the night.
   Actress Emma Watson won the British Style Award in a public vote (based on 3,000 participants), as the individual who best embodies the spirit of British fashion and is an international ambassador for London as a fashion capital. Harry Styles presented her award.
   Celebrity presenters on the night included Kylie Minogue, Naomie Harris, Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Irvine, Liya Kebede, John Galliano, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Naomi Campbell, Suzy Menkes, OBE, Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls and Poppy Delevingne, Kate Moss, and Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw.
   Victoria Beckham was named the best brand, recognizing her work in distribution, retail, campaigns and ecommerce.
   Cara Delevingne became the Model of the Year, while the Alexander McQueen brand took home the Red Carpet Designer award for creating global awareness of its designs in the media. Sarah Burton collected the award for the Alexander McQueen label from supermodel Moss.
   Preen was the awarded Establishment Designer of the Year with her work in global retail and ecommerce, while Simone Rocha was named the New Establishment Designer, for her impact on the industry.
   Of the awards named earlier, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, OBE, was given the Outstanding Achievement Award for her contribution to the industry. W fashion and style director Edward Enninful won the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, and Chris Moore won the Special Recognition Award for his six-decade-long career and contribution to the industry.
   Names to look out for are Marques’Almeida, which won the Emerging Womenswear Designer award, Craig Green, the Emerging Menswear Designer winner, and Prism, the Emerging Accessory Designer winner.
   Nicolas Ghesquière, for Louis Vuitton, was recognized as the non-British designer who helped shape the fashion industry in the past year both in the UK and internationally, with the International Designer award.
   Louis Vuitton was recognized for its advertising in 2014 with the Creative Campaign award.
   The late Prof Louise Wilson of Central Saint Martins was also honoured in a special tribute, with looks by designers she had taught, including Christopher Kane and Mary Katrantzou.
   There were 63 nominees in total for the various categories, with 400 industry members worldwide casting their vote.
   Sponsors for the British Fashion Awards 2014 are Swarovski as principal partner; Canon, MAC, Toni & Guy and Vodafone as presenting sponsors; and American Express, Marks & Spencer, Mercedes-Benz, Penhaligon’s and Rightster. The British Fashion Council also recognizes Fashion Monitor and Harrogate Spa.



Dan Sims

Above, from top Michelle Dockery, and Womenswear Designer of the Year Erdem Moralioglu. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award.

Red carpet highlights

Highlights

Prism: Emerging Accessory Designer

Anya Hindmarch: Accessory Designer of the Year

Marques’Almeida: Emerging Womenswear Designer

Cara Delevingne: Model of the Year

J. W. Anderson: Menswear Designer of the Year

Edward Enninful: Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator

Victoria Beckham: Brand of the Year

Emma Watson: British Style Award

Louis Vuitton: Creative Campaign Award

Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton: International Designer

Alexander McQueen: Red Carpet Designer

Erdem: Womenswear Designer of the Year

Chris Moore: British Fashion Council Special Recognition Award


Doug Rimington/Detune Photography

Above Marques’Almeida is the name to look out for in British fashion, as the label won the Emerging Womenswear Designer award at the British Fashion Awards 2014 tonight.


Above This campaign helped net Louis Vuitton the Creative Campaign Award at the British Fashion Awards tonight.

Share 'Video from British Fashion Awards 2014: Erdem, J. W. Anderson take top honours; Emma Watson tops vote' on Delicious Share 'Video from British Fashion Awards 2014: Erdem, J. W. Anderson take top honours; Emma Watson tops vote' on Digg Share 'Video from British Fashion Awards 2014: Erdem, J. W. Anderson take top honours; Emma Watson tops vote' on Facebook Share 'Video from British Fashion Awards 2014: Erdem, J. W. Anderson take top honours; Emma Watson tops vote' on Fark Share 'Video from British Fashion Awards 2014: Erdem, J. W. Anderson take top honours; Emma Watson tops vote' on Google+ Share 'Video from British Fashion Awards 2014: Erdem, J. W. Anderson take top honours; Emma Watson tops vote' on LinkedIn Share 'Video from British Fashion Awards 2014: Erdem, J. W. Anderson take top honours; Emma Watson tops vote' on Newsvine Share 'Video from British Fashion Awards 2014: Erdem, J. W. Anderson take top honours; Emma Watson tops vote' on Orkut Share 'Video from British Fashion Awards 2014: Erdem, J. W. Anderson take top honours; Emma Watson tops vote' on Pinterest Share 'Video from British Fashion Awards 2014: Erdem, J. W. Anderson take top honours; Emma Watson tops vote' on reddit Share 'Video from British Fashion Awards 2014: Erdem, J. W. Anderson take top honours; Emma Watson tops vote' on StumbleUpon Share 'Video from British Fashion Awards 2014: Erdem, J. W. Anderson take top honours; Emma Watson tops vote' on Twitter Share 'Video from British Fashion Awards 2014: Erdem, J. W. Anderson take top honours; Emma Watson tops vote' on vk.com Share 'Video from British Fashion Awards 2014: Erdem, J. W. Anderson take top honours; Emma Watson tops vote' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'Video from British Fashion Awards 2014: Erdem, J. W. Anderson take top honours; Emma Watson tops vote' on Email Share 'Video from British Fashion Awards 2014: Erdem, J. W. Anderson take top honours; Emma Watson tops vote' on Print Friendly
October 21, 2014

Fashion design legend Oscar de la Renta passes away

Lucire staff/17.18

Pin It


Above The image of Oscar de la Renta used by his company today to signal his passing.

Oscar de la Renta has passed away at his home in Kent, Conn., aged 82 after a six-year battle with cancer, his family has confirmed.
   De la Renta had only appointed his successor, Peter Copping, earlier this month, with little public sign of his long fight with his condition.
   De la Renta was born in the Dominican Republic, which has announced that it will hold a day of mourning in his honour on Wednesday.
   He went to Madrid to study art but wound up in fashion, working first as an apprentice with Cristóbal Balenciaga, and joined Elizabeth Arden and Jane Derby, before setting up his own label in New York in 1965. Between 1993 and 2002, he designed Balmain’s haute couture collections.
   His designs showed a classic, feminine sensibility, and was a mainstay of New York Fashion Week for decades. He had dressed US first ladies from Jacqueline Kennedy to Michelle Obama, and, most recently, Amal Alamuddin for her wedding to George Clooney. Former US first daughter Jenna Bush wore Oscar de la Renta on her wedding day.
   De la Renta, in this publication’s experience, never played favourites, and provided access to fashion magazines based on merit rather than circulation numbers.
   He had served as president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America from 1973 to 1976, then from 1986 to 1988, and received the Gold Medal of Bellas Artes and La Gran Cruz de la Orden del Mérito Civil from Spain and the Légion d’honneur from France.
   He is survived by his wife Annette.

Share 'Fashion design legend Oscar de la Renta passes away' on Delicious Share 'Fashion design legend Oscar de la Renta passes away' on Digg Share 'Fashion design legend Oscar de la Renta passes away' on Facebook Share 'Fashion design legend Oscar de la Renta passes away' on Fark Share 'Fashion design legend Oscar de la Renta passes away' on Google+ Share 'Fashion design legend Oscar de la Renta passes away' on LinkedIn Share 'Fashion design legend Oscar de la Renta passes away' on Newsvine Share 'Fashion design legend Oscar de la Renta passes away' on Orkut Share 'Fashion design legend Oscar de la Renta passes away' on Pinterest Share 'Fashion design legend Oscar de la Renta passes away' on reddit Share 'Fashion design legend Oscar de la Renta passes away' on StumbleUpon Share 'Fashion design legend Oscar de la Renta passes away' on Twitter Share 'Fashion design legend Oscar de la Renta passes away' on vk.com Share 'Fashion design legend Oscar de la Renta passes away' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'Fashion design legend Oscar de la Renta passes away' on Email Share 'Fashion design legend Oscar de la Renta passes away' on Print Friendly

Sarah Michelle Gellar to judge Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year in New Zealand

Lucire staff/9.22

Pin It

Sarah Michelle Gellar is the New Zealand judge and ambassador for Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year.
   Gellar, best known for her role in Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, and who made a notable impression in last year’s The Crazy OnesLucire’s favourite US sitcom of ’13—alongside the late Robin Williams, joins a panel of judges including designer Alex Perry, TV host Jeremy Corbett, and Specsavers’ style ambassador Pip Edwards.
   The competition is a search for the country’s most stylish spectacle-wearer, celebrating confidence and the love of glasses.
   ‘I can’t wait to see New Zealanders stylish entries and help choose a winner,’ said Gellar in a release. ‘As an actress and a glasses-wearer myself, I know how important it is to be proud of your style and to love your frames. I like to look at glasses as an extension of individual style, a way to express a part of your personality that you can have fun with.’
   The winner receives an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Hollywood, including NZ$1,000 spending money, and a new wardrobe of designer glasses from Specsavers.
   Six finalists will each win a trip to Auckland to meet Corbett and a gift bag, including a voucher for an item from Fairley jewellery and two pairs of designer glasses from Specsavers.
   Entrants are asked to submit selfies to the 2014 Spectacle Wearer of the Year website, at loveglasses.specsavers.co.nz.
   Christina Hendricks had previously served as a Specsavers ambassador.

Share 'Sarah Michelle Gellar to judge Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year in New Zealand' on Delicious Share 'Sarah Michelle Gellar to judge Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year in New Zealand' on Digg Share 'Sarah Michelle Gellar to judge Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year in New Zealand' on Facebook Share 'Sarah Michelle Gellar to judge Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year in New Zealand' on Fark Share 'Sarah Michelle Gellar to judge Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year in New Zealand' on Google+ Share 'Sarah Michelle Gellar to judge Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year in New Zealand' on LinkedIn Share 'Sarah Michelle Gellar to judge Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year in New Zealand' on Newsvine Share 'Sarah Michelle Gellar to judge Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year in New Zealand' on Orkut Share 'Sarah Michelle Gellar to judge Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year in New Zealand' on Pinterest Share 'Sarah Michelle Gellar to judge Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year in New Zealand' on reddit Share 'Sarah Michelle Gellar to judge Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year in New Zealand' on StumbleUpon Share 'Sarah Michelle Gellar to judge Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year in New Zealand' on Twitter Share 'Sarah Michelle Gellar to judge Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year in New Zealand' on vk.com Share 'Sarah Michelle Gellar to judge Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year in New Zealand' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'Sarah Michelle Gellar to judge Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year in New Zealand' on Email Share 'Sarah Michelle Gellar to judge Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year in New Zealand' on Print Friendly
Next Page »

 

Get more from Lucire

Our latest issue

Lucire 33
Check out our lavish print issue of Lucire in hard copy or for Ipad or Android.
Or download the latest issue of Lucire as a PDF from Scopalto

Lucire on Twitter
Lucire on Instagram