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Okay, we're coming clean: We read Us Weekly. While we're not proud of our dirty little secret, celebrity intrigue and paparazzi photos are our preferred way of passing a flight. But there's a marked difference between looking at stars in glossy form and staring at them immortalized in six-feet-high canvases, the latter of which is exactly what NYC artist Richard Phillips is trying to bring into our homes. In the new exhibit, "Most Wanted," now on at London's White Cube Hoxton Square gallery, the painter (you might recognize his work from Gossip Girl) selected 10 of the world's most recognizable celebrities to create "distilled portraits of young, powerful stars," caught against the back drop of luxury branded "step and repeats," where notables pose against logo-ed out backgrounds. With shades of Andy Warhol—the multi-color halos
reference Richard Bernstein's illustrations from Interview—the works aim to explore our fascination with fame, and the power celebrities have to sell products. Apparently stars are actually not just like us.
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