Legendary Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies At Age 82

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In sad news for the sartorial world, innovative designer Oscar de la Renta passed away at the age of 82 in Kent, Connecticut, his family confirmed to ABC News. Known for his use of luxurious and colorful fabrics, de la Renta began designing as a teenager after he became an apprentice to Cristobal Balenciaga when he left his home country of the Dominican Republic to study art in Spain. Before starting his own line,he worked for Elizabeth Arden and Jane Derby in the 1960s. It was during this time that he became a couturier to Jacqueline Kennedy, and went on to design for every First Lady after her.

With Hillary Clinton and Anna Wintour
With Hillary Clinton and Anna Wintour

Beyond the line that carried his name, he worked for Balmain and Lanvin. In 2006, he added bridal wear to his label, most recently designing Amal Alamuddin‘s dress for her wedding to George Clooney. His creations became favorites of the rich and powerful, routinely dressing stars like Sarah Jessica ParkerPenelope Cruz and his close friend, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. It was recently announced that Peter Coppings, the former artistic director for Nina Ricci, would be taking over reigns as creative director of Oscar de la Renta, with his first collection to be unveiled in February.

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With Amal Clooney in Vogue

 

Sarah Jessica Parker at this year’s Met Gala

Mr. de la Renta is survived by his wife Annette de la Renta, his stepchildren from his two marriages and an adopted son, Moises de la Renta. He also leaves behind an immense legacy and unforgettable fashions that still stand the test of time. Here are some of his most recent fabulous designs.

Spring 2015 Ready To Wear
Spring 2015 Ready To Wear

 

Spring 2013 Ready To Wear
Spring 2013 Ready To Wear

 

Fall 2012 Ready To Wear
Fall 2012 Ready To Wear

 

Fall 2014 Ready To Wear
Fall 2014 Ready To Wear

 

Spring 2011 Ready To Wear
Spring 2011 Ready To Wear
Spring 2011 Ready To Wear
Spring 2011 Ready To Wear
With Karlie Kloss and Daria Strokous at the end of his last show.
With Karlie Kloss and Daria Strokous at the end of his last show.

 

Runway pictures courtesy of Style.com

The Walking Dead Recap, ‘Strangers’

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With the group reunited, there’s a question of what do they do now and where do they go. Plus a new character raises suspicions, and another one loses a limb.

In the middle of the woods, the group rescues a man named Gabriel Stokes from a couple of walkers. Rick instantly doesn’t trust, and neither do I. He takes them back to the church he’s been occupying and offers them shelter. Rick asks his two questions, and Gabriel tells him that he has never killed a walker or another man. He is a priest after all, but something stronger than faith had to have kept him alive all this time. Before he heads out to find food and weapons, Rick leaves Carl in charge with Tyreese and gives him some sage advice. No matter how many people are around, he’s never going to be safe. They gather supplies at a local food bank that just happens to have a gaping hole filled with walkers in the middle of it. Of course Bob falls into the putrid water, mirroring the scene from last season where he almost got killed in another store. Luckily Sasha was quick to take out the walker that pulled him under, and Michonne is pretty handy with a blender. Rick had save Gabriel, again, after he got spooked by one walker in particular.

  

Back at the church, Carl shows Rick some strange cuts, or scratches, along one of the windows. There’s also the phrase “You’ll Burn For This” carved into the wood. Carl says that it isn’t hardcore evidence that Gabriel can’t be trusted, but it is something to give them reason to be concerned. Oh, like father, like son. During a brief moment of peace, Abraham gives a speech about why they should all make their way to Washington. His main purpose has always been getting Eugene there, but he knows he can’t do it alone. With Judith’s blessing, Rick agrees that they should go, but Dr. Mullet’s explanation as to what exactly is supposed to be in D.C. still sounds shady. Abraham’s blind faith in him is still a questionable, I mean, you just can’t trust someone with a mullet like that.

While this episode didn’t offer much in action, there were all of these little side convos between the characters that showed that the past is always hard to forget. That is all that Tyreese wants to do when it comes to telling the group about what happened to Lizzie and Mika. When Rick asks Michonne how she became so handy with her weapons, it’s because she spent so much time alone killing walkers. She doesn’t miss the world before all of this happened,but she does miss Andrea and Hershel. I miss seeing her with her kitana. I couldn’t help but notice how close Tara and Maggie were getting, almost like sisters. It really does seem like everyone, Maggie especially, has totally forgotten about Beth. Tara explains that she was with The Governor at Woodsbury, but didn’t know how vicious he was, and of course it was before she knew them. Though Daryl is obviously happy to have Carol back, but she seems distant and doesn’t give up much about what happened while they were separated. At night, he finds her packing up the car they found by the side of the road, but before she can leave he spots the car he saw the night Beth was kidnapped.

 

Just as I suspected, Bob is probably a goner. Him and Sasha just seemed too happy with each other, and couples can’t last too long on this show. He may have been bitten while he was down in the water, he seemed to almost be saying goodbye to Sasha before he went outside to cry. He gets knocked over the head and wakes up to Gareth and the remaining folks of Terminus roasting something over an open fire. Turns out to be his leg. You know Gareth, you don’t have to eat people. Daryl has been doing just fine with his rattlesnakes and other non people vittles. I’m sure fans of ‘The Wire‘ enjoyed seeing Chad ColemanLawrence Gilliard Jr. and Seth Gilliam in scenes together. Gabriel has secrets of his own, like the walker who looked a lot like the woman in the picture he kept hidden. Morgan is still out there, somewhere, he might be the one the group can feel watching them. Or maybe it’s more of the Terminus cannibals.

So tell us what you thought of this episode. Does Gabriel creep you out? What do you think Bob tastes like? Let us know!

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Brad Pitt Breakdances With Jimmy Fallon Plus His Details and GQ UK Covers

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Brad Pitt stopped by The Tonight Show on Wednesday to promote his new movie, Fury.’ He could have just done a sit down interview, but where’s the fun in that? He has a “breakdance conversation” with Jimmy Fallon down in the graffiti covered basement of 30 Rock, which is even better than their “yodel conversation” from last year. They had a little help from two dance doubles, but their Kid n Play is pretty good. Check it out!

Pitt also covers two magazines for November. For Details he was photographed among the Redwoods of the Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Northern California by Mark Seliger, who also captured him while he rode his motorcycle.

Pitt says that in the traffic of LA, he’s just “another asshole on the road,” but his favorite places to ride are the wonderful places he gets to travel to. In the interview, he also says that he discovered that he doesn’t suck at being a dad. I’m sure his children really appreciate that.

He does another rugged shoot with John Balsom for GQ UK . He recently married longtime love Angelina Jolie in a cute, private ceremony, and tells the mag that marriage is more than just a title. And about his fellow newlywed friend George Clooney calling him “unreachable.” well he’s not too bothered by it.

“Well, you know, George is extremely accessible. He’s one of our best representatives. He’s funny as shit.  He’s a joy to be around. I guess maybe I’m more of a miserable bastard. I’m a bit of a loner you know?  I’m more quiet by nature.  And coming from, you know, hillbilly country, I’m probably more reserved.”

And that’s why we love you Brad, you hayseed, you.