Celebrating Oscar de la Renta through the Decades

We’re taking a moment to remember the evening wear pioneer Oscar de la Renta, who passed away yesterday at the age of 82. He truly set the tone for designers with sophistication and elegance, dressing history’s biggest fashion icons, from Jackie Kennedy to Sarah Jessica Parker. His presence will be forever missed.

Scroll down to see some of the designer’s most memorable milestones from almost 50 years as a fashion designer.

Pic by Irving Penn, Vogue, 1982.


The designer with actress Audrey Hepburn, 1987.


Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington at his Spring 1994 show.


Sarah Jessica Parker in an Oscar de la Renta dress in a “Sex And The City” episode, 2003.


With Vogue Editor Anna Wintour at his Fall 2006 show.


Kate Moss wearing Oscar de la Renta in the August 2011 issue of Vogue, shot by Mario Testino.


Karlie Kloss in the final look at his Spring show.


Oscar de la Renta takes a bow at the end of his Fall 2013 show with Karlie Kloss and Magdalena Frackowiak.


George Clooney’s new wife Amal Alamuddin at a final fitting, with Oscar de la Renta. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, October 2014.


Taking his bow at his final show with Karlie Kloss and Daria Strokous, Spring 2015.


Wow, so I just learned about the Tuskagee Syphilis Experiment and I can’t believe I’ve never heard of it before.

Essentially what happened was: In Alabama in 1932, scientists researching venereal disease tricked impoverished black men into participating in a study of the progression of untreated syphilis.  They were paid off with “free medical care”, free meals and burial insurance and told they were being treated medically by the study, but the scientists actually used them as a control group and withheld penicillin from them.  They were not told they had syphilis. The controversy of this experiment led to the creation of informed consent laws for subjects of research.

The study lasted from 1932 and 1972.  1972!!!!

Want to hear the most depressing quote from the Wikipedia page about this case? 

"By the end of the study in 1972, only 74 of the test subjects were alive. Of the original 399 men, 28 had died of syphilis, 100 were dead of related complications, 40 of their wives had been infected and 19 of their children were born with congenital syphilis."

White history is despicable.


Hylian Aegislash.

Following on from my Honedge, Doublade and Aegislash entry, which can be found HERE.I thought it would be cool to do a small crossover. I think it turned out quite nicely, too! I could even do a kokiri Honedge and perhaps a Gerudo Doublade (ganons twin swords from WW)

quick background for the one going on instagram, but yeah! something to add to the pile of unfinished things!


New preview of Jessica Lange singing ‘Gods and Monsters’ by Lana Del Rey


It’s kind of horrifying but at the same time I feel so blessed. I know everybody’s been incredibly funny and all of that and I’m going to be tedious and serious – acting for me has been an escape into the imagination. I feel graced to have been an actor all these years living in the imagination. - Jessica Lange

Comedian wants to change the Redskins logo to sunburned white people 

The Washington Redskins brand has been steeped in controversy for years over their name and logo, so what’s a better turnaround plan than a rebrand? 

For most of the NFL team’s 77-year existence, its logo has been some form of a Native American warrior. More recently, the team logo has faced criticism for its representation of Native Americans. Despite this,  Washington owner Dan Snyder refuses to change the logo.

That’s where comedian Hari Kondabolu comes in. | Follow micdotcom