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

Au Revoir: Peter Copping to Leave Nina Ricci

As Nina Ricci’s artistic director, Peter Copping is known for his feminine dresses and ladylike silhouettes. But yesterday, WWD confirmed that after five years with the famed French fashion house, he’ll be stepping down from his post.

The talented designer, who previously held a position at Louis Vuitton, is rumored to be heading to Oscar de la Renta. And according to rumblings within the fashion world, Guillame Henry, former creative director at Carven, may be Peter’s replacement at Nina Ricci.

As of now, it appears there are no hard feelings. In fact, Ralph Toledo, the president of Ricci’s parent company, spoke very kindly of Peter in a statement thanking him for “his commitment to Nina Ricci and his contribution to the legacy of the house.”  Ralph added that “His vision has been a major factor in the re-launch of the brand. We wish him all the best for the continuation of his career.”

So, which rumors are true? We won’t know for awhile – and until then, you can bet all eyes will be on Peter. And I personally can’t wait to see what happens next.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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October 3, 2014

Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

The Spring 2015 Bridal Collections have officially arrived. Get your Pinboards ready.

1. Monique Lhuillier‘s entire collection is a dream. But this one gown just single-handedly took “something blue” to a whole new level.

2. Jeweled, sheer, and romantic. Jenny Packham, you’ve done it again.

3. Off-the-shoulder necklines are making a comeback. Hopping aboard the trend train? Mr. Oscar de la Renta himself.

4. Tulle overskirts had a major moment on Amsale‘s runway. (And we loved every second of it.)

5. We always expect inventively gorgeous designs from Vera Wang, and this year’s looks certainly didn’t disappoint.

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.

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April 22, 2014