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Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82

Born in the Dominican Republic in 1932, de la Renta left home at 18 to study painting in Madrid. It was there he developed a love of fashion design and began an apprenticeship with Cristóbal Balenciaga, who became his mentor, and then, landed a job with Lanvin in Paris. Soon after, he moved to New York City."When I first arrived here in 1963, all the names on clothes were the name of [the store]," he told Gotham magazine last year. “You made your clothes, you sold them to the store, and they quickly removed the label and put the label of the store. If it was a dress at Saks Fifth Avenue, the label was Saks Fifth Avenue. Bergdorf Goodman was Bergdorf Goodman. But it was a time of transition.”

The iconic designer leaves behind the legacy of his eponymous couture & RTW line, as well as his kindred spirit in the fashion community. We will all rest a little better knowing heaven is a lot better dressed from here on out. Prayers go out to the de la Renta family, and house. R.I.P Mr. de la Renta we will never forget you.  

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McQueen is dead and gone. Lacroix went bankrupt. Thierry Mugler is nowhere to be found. Galliano is ostracized. Supers of fashion spectacles somehow vanished from the scene one by one.

That changed today though. After recent rumours that Galliano signed with OBT-owned Maison Martin Margiela, WWD reported that he is indeed the new creative director of all lines. The first time the rumours spread people were shocked. Shocked that Galliano and Maison Martin Margiela won’t go well together. You have a man who choreographs his finale bow on one side, on the other side one who doesn’t even give a single interview or make a personal appearance. Galliano’s flamboyant antics weren’t simply welcomed to a brand whose founder was shrouded in anonymity. Some doubted how Galliano’s aesthetic might translate to MMM’s signature design codes though it should be noted that I personally don’t see how this might be a problem. I have zero doubts that Galliano will find a way to mesh his own outlook and flair to match that of MMM. He will probably have more longevity than the other 3 designers that shortly continued the collections after Maison Martin Margiela stepped down.

He is set to show his first collection with MMM, 4 months from now in Couture Week January 2015. Time and the client base will be the judges of his return following his comeback to the catwalks. Just few questions I had in my mind would be about the theatricality now synonymous with Galliano though. Will he able to bring supermodels back on the runway? It is not in the dusty past that Galliano frequently had Gisele, Naomi and Shalom, just to name a few, in his shows. They stood side by side to be a part of the another fantasy brought to life and catwalks. Flashing forward to today, I don’t recall a single show of MMM flourished with supermodels or even the top models of now. Will it still be a true Galliano presentation if he tones down the theatricality and playful demeanor of his favorite girls? At this point, I can’t imagine a dull Galliano show, not as much different than anonymous girls coming in and out of the exists.

Renzo Rosso, the owner of OTB, doesn’t sound like he wants to let go of him either: “John Galliano is one of the greatest, undisputed talents of all time — a unique, exceptional couturier for a maison that always challenged and innovated the world of fashion. I look forward to his return to create that fashion dream that only he can create and wish him to here find his new home.” Can MMM be the new home of Galliano who was shunned from his Paris haven in 2011 following one of the biggest fashion scandals of the 21st century?

He is set to show his first collection with MMM, 4 months from now in Couture Week January 2015. Time and the client base will be the judges of his return following his comeback to the catwalks. Just few questions I had in my mind would be about the theatricality now synonymous with Galliano though. Will he able to bring supermodels back on the runway? It is not in the dusty past that Galliano frequently had Gisele, Naomi and Shalom, just to name a few, in his shows. They stood side by side to be a part of the another fantasy brought to life and catwalks. Flashing forward to today, I don’t recall a single show of MMM flourished with supermodels or even the top models of now. Will it still be a true Galliano presentation if he tones down the theatricality and playful demeanor of his favorite girls? At this point, I can’t imagine a dull Galliano show, not as much different than anonymous girls coming in and out of the exists.

Also, I refuse to ignore the vile words Galliano uttered. Fashion is not open to diversity or exploits it to feed certain trends. Galliano’s comeback marks a moment when a racist seed can be replanted as if nothing ever happened. I am skeptical of his comeback for these reasons and will be closely following how he represents himself as a creative person in the media.

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