Last week, the Tony Awards took place in New York and if I’m not doing a Best Dressed post, I know that my sister will be pretty mad at me (she is a huge fan of musicals and was quite happy with the Tony for best performance by an actor – she was rooting for the charming Andrew Garfield). So here we go!
So on Monday, the Met Gala happened. For A-listers, this is the place-to-be. For us, mere mortals, it is the opportunity to appreciate really extravagant fashion. This year’s theme? Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons. Rei Kawakubo is a Japanese avant-garde designer. So this promises us a bunch of interesting looks.
As you can imagine, I was really excited to discover the looks worn by the rich and famous on Tuesday morning 🙂
Oscar de la Renta makes the news today. Three days ago, he would have turned 84 years old. Five days ago, Peter Copping announced that he would leave the brand immediately. So I thought it would be nice to get to know the late designer a little better!
Oscar de la Renta was born July 22, 1932 in the Dominican Republic and died in Connecticut at the age of 82, after a long battle with cancer. When he was 18, he travelled to Madrid to study painting at the Academy of San Fernando. How did he get into fashion? When he was in Madrid, he was enlisted by Cristobal Balenciaga to sketch for him. Afterwards, he went to Paris and worked at Lanvin; and then he moved to New York in the early 60’s and set up his own label [1,2].
Last week, the 70th Tony Awards (or Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, if you feel fancy) were held at the Beacon Theatre in NYC. The Tony Awards recognize achievement in live Broadway theatre.