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Last night's spring 2013 presentation reinforced the things that Jason Wu is supreme at: impeccable tailoring, celebrating the female form, and creating evening looks straight out of childhood (and adult!) fairytale fantasies. True, he may not be the subtlest when it comes to influences. The Helmut Newton and Lillian Bassman themes were very present: A majorly sexy Le Smoking, Bassman's black-and-white photography prints — and it was hard to see the La Perla lingerie collaborations, body harnesses, and leather-'n-lace combos and not think 50 Shades of Grey. Still, Wu is a master at glamour. With ethereal ball gowns, glittering crystal-studded shoes, and fancy-pant trousers more appropriate for a waltz than the weekend, Wu brought the glamour to what's typically the most casual of all the Fashion Weeks. Never mind that book — we're seduced anyway.
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Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer and entrepreneur, has died at the age of 82 after a long battle with cancer, ABC News and WWD report.
The designer was born in the Dominican Republic in 1932 and rose to fame in the '60s when he dressed Jacqueline Kennedy. He went on to outfit several other first ladies, including read
Halloween is ultimately what you make of it. Some spare no expense crafting the perfect couple's costume while others play the holiday on the cheap — embracing their thrifty side with drugstore buys and repurposed clothing that they already own. If you're in the former category, Charlotte Olympia's limited edition "Trick read