Editorial Love: Leighton Meester for NYLON November Cover

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Leighton Meester killing the vintage Wrangler denim shit game in November’s NYLON cover story.

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6 Masters take on the Monogram

We’ve talked in depth about the rich history of the one of the oldest luggage companies around; the one that started logo mania inadvertently yet intentionally so many decades before; Louis Vuitton on the blog time and time again. This time for their 160th Anniversary as a brand, LV spices it up.

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 “The Monogram is the timeless icon of the Maison Louis Vuitton. It has lived through the brand’s countless evolutions, never losing its essence. The leading testament to the fashion house’s success, it was only natural that we should pay homage to it,” said Delphine Arnault.

Louis Vuitton EVP, Delphine Arnault and Nicholas Ghesquiere masterminded the project titled ‘Celebrating Monogram’ which invites 6 mega designers to refigure the classic monogram. They worked with designers across fields choosing Chanel and Fendi creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, renowned performance artist Cindy Sherman, architect Frank Gehry, shoe genius Christian Louboutin, industrial designer Marc Newson and the avant garde ‘crow’ herself, Rei Kawakubo of Comme Des Garcons. Take a look at the innovative designers celebrating the monogram. These were shot by Karl Lagerfeld for Harper’s Bazaar.

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Muse Moment: The Lip Photo

Some of our favorite fashion photos have been done time and time again.

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Today, we took a look at some of our favorite up-close and personal images of the pinky-red twins. While their feelings change, these photos by heavy hitters like Marilyn Minter, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn and Terry Richardson all explore the same subject with systematically differing images.

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Whether high gloss and poreless, matte and powered, check out some of our favorites.

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Remembering Oscar De La Renta

Oscar De La Renta was one of the last strong holds of the first wave of America Couturiers.

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“I’ve lived every day to the fullest, and I’ve had a marvelous time. I’ve tried to be nice to the people I care about, and ignore the ones I don’t. I enjoy what I’ve done.”

Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Oscar was the youngest of seven children and the only son. After his mother’s death at the age of 18, De La Renta moved to Madrid for school and began to sketch gowns for extra cash. After being noticed, De La Renta was offered an apprenticeship with Spain’s most famous couturier, Cristobal Balenciaga. Spending a few years with Balenciaga, his mentor, Oscar left to assist couturier, Antonio del Castillo at Lanvin.

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“Walk like you have three men walking behind you.”

From there, Oscar moved to America, and to ready-to-wear, to become the designer of Elizabeth Arden, as she herself was not a designer. But 1965, Oscar De La Renta had launched his first collection, ready-to-wear of course. He married Francoise de Langlade, former editori-in-chief of French Vogue, in 1967 and was introduced to some of the most fashionable members of society. He began to first ladies and celebrities alike. In 1983, Oscar lost his beloved wife and he adopted a son from DR that he names Moises.

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“I design clothes for women to wear. I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes.”

Oscar would remarry in 1990 to his last wife, Annette Reed. Oscar kept his collections feminine and lady-like always and would never compromise on the beauty and comfort of the women he dressed.

Check out more of the handsome designer, below!


Black and White Inspiration

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1. Frank Sinatra eating pancakes on the set of “From Here Until Eternity”

2. Vogue France 1975 by Hans Feurer

3. Jerry Hall by Helmut Newton, 1970’s

4. Diana Ross 1983

5. Young Kate Moss

6. Cathee Dahman & Marola Witt in Balenciaga for Harpers Bazaar 1968

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