Following Pantone’s lead, an eclectic color palette has paraded down the New York Fashion Week runways this past week. The main takeaway? Everyday neutrals have been punched up with soft brights and pastels. Yep, the hues you’re stocking up on for spring will transition right into next fall.

Fall 2015 Color Combos at NYFW

Classic Combos
Say hello to the usual suspects. Winter white, rich navy, and camel all took their turns anchoring looks on the runway. Midnight shades were spotted on timeless coats at Oscar de la Renta and Kendall Jenner opened Diane von Furstenberg in a white wrap dress, while camel suede further cemented the season’s 70s revival.

Lively Complements
Pastels and brights serve as ladylike partners for those tried-and-true neutrals. But come fall, they move beyond mint and lavender. Marigold and peach tones (perfectly paired at J.Crew) are your fast-pass to making a statement without going overboard.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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February 18, 2015

Trendsetting probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the Oval Office. But some surprising brands have become iconic thanks to their presidential ties. While Michelle Obama is committed to up-and-coming talent, we’re turning our attention to three style standbys made popular by America’s executive suite.

Presidential Style

Brooks Brothers
This men’s clothier has a deep-rooted American history. It gifted Abraham Lincoln a custom coat, outfitted World War I troops, and has supported stateside manufacturing. Not to mention, 39 out of 44 sitting Presidents have worn the label.

Jack Rogers
That signature whipstitched leather sandal? It was inspired by none other than Jackie Kennedy. Following an early-60s Italian vacation, the impeccably stylish First Lady asked a Palm Beach cobbler to recreate her favorite vacation-ready shoe.

Oscar de la Renta
This Dominican-born designer managed to dress an impressive roster of first ladies. His inauguration gowns for Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush made headlines, but his hue-happy skirt suits added a touch of whimsy to Capitol Hill–style throughout his fifty-year career.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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February 16, 2015

There are many reasons we’d like to head south right now. Sure, non-stop snow comes to mind, but the real pull? Oscar de la Renta’s first posthumous exhibit, curated by André Leon Talley for the SCAD Museum of Art in Georgia.

Open through May 3, Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style features a swoon-worthy selection of 50 looks from the closets of the designer’s iconic clients. Actresses and first ladies among them include Sarah Jessica Parker and Hillary Clinton.

Can’t make it to Savannah? Get your dose of Oscar closer to home – say, the coffee table – with André’s forthcoming book on the fashion idol, to be published by Rizzoli.

By Renata Certo-Ware, Staff Writer

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February 10, 2015

Seeking respite from the icy vortex outside? Look no further than the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2015 ad campaign. Its lush images showcase the designer’s last full collection before he passed away in OctoberAnd if there were any doubts – the end result is as gorgeous as ever.

Oscar de la Renta Final CollectionImage via

In the glossy snaps, models Daria Strokous and Sasha Luss are pictured in prim pink, white lace, and floral prints. And the enviable location? Oh-so-sunny Miami.

This campaign is a stunning end to Oscar’s career, but I’m excited to see how his successor Peter Copping interprets the designer’s legacy moving forward.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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January 21, 2015

Ethereal tones of white and silver continue to dominate red carpets, no matter the season. From crystal adornments to clean silhouettes, we’re voting yes on these otherworldly looks.

Best Dressed

1. Fresh from her Golden Globes Best Actress win, Julianne Moore stepped out in a stunning one-shoulder Alexander McQueen jumpsuit at the New York screening of Still Alice.

2. Emily Blunt dazzled at the London screening of Into the Woods in a crystal-encrusted David Koma number, accessorizing with nude Stuart Weitzman heels and minimal jewelry to let the dress shine.

3. Kate Bosworth attended the New York screening of Still Alice in an Oscar de la Renta dress that featured an understated silhouette with a jeweled neckline. The result? Pure elegance.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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January 16, 2015

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.


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

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

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