Rue Remembers: Our Favorite Oscar de la Renta Moments

This afternoon, we remember the “guru of glamour,” designer Oscar de la Renta, who passed away Monday after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was 82 years old. According to a heartfelt note on his website, he was surrounded by friends, family, and “more than a few dogs.”

From Jackie Kennedy to Amal Clooney, Oscar has outfitted first ladies, countless red carpet attendees, and many a lucky bride. Here we’ve assembled some of our faves from his stunning body of work.

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Thank you, Oscar, and may your legacy for glamour and femininity continue to live on. As the designer himself once said, “The greatest thing about fashion is that it always moves forward.”


October 21, 2014

3 Iconic Details Found on Nearly Every Jack Rogers Shoe

While on vacation in Capri in 1960, Jackie Kennedy first met the sandals that would inspire the original Jack Rogers style. She was photographed wearing them with nearly everything in the U.S. – and the rest is history. The signature whipstitching and trademark rondelles went on to inspire almost all of Jack Rogers’s following shoes.

Jack Rogers Iconic Details

Whipstitching
A trademark overcast stitch sewn onto the outer edges of the shoe.

Rondelles
The brand’s instantly recognizable whipstitched leather circle symbol.

Genuine Leather Upper & Insole
First, in bone white. Now, in every color under the sun.

Our Jack Rogers Boutique opens Friday, February 7, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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February 3, 2014

Fashion History: Jackie Kennedy’s Pink Chanel Suit

Jackie Kennedy’s pink Chanel suit. It’s one of the most recognizable outfits in American history. And yet – the iconic suit has all but disappeared from public view. So, where has it been?

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A year after JFK was assassinated – the last day Jackie wore the pink suit – the National Archives received a package with an unsigned note on Jackie’s mother’s stationery. The note read simply, “Jackie’s suit and bag worn Nov. 22, 1963.” Still stained with the president’s blood, that’s where the suit has remained, in an acid-free container within a windowless room. And with a provision from Caroline Kennedy that the suit would not be seen by the public until 2103.

In the meantime, the New York Times has a new piece that takes an in-depth look at the now-legendary garment. Read it here.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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November 18, 2013