Thursday, October 23, 2014

A GREAT AMERICAN DREAM

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Oscar de la Renta Reviewing his Spring Summer Collection (Courtesy of Purseblog.com) 

As fall passes and winter comes to a close, the world is petrify by the sudden passing of Oscar de la Renta; one of the world's greatest couturier. The Dominican decent designer was 82 when he died from complications caused by the cancer he was diagnosed with back in 2006. Undoubtably one of the foremost revered American designer of all time - since couture is only limited to those of french maison, Oscar de la Renta's eponymous label is regarded as the American staple of couture, so much so that even The Academy Awards' "Oscars" in many occasions is being noted as the many dresses he created. His approach of old-world elegance with regal opulence appeal to many American royalties, starting from Nancy Reagan, to Jacquliene Kennedy, and Michelle Obama - who was quite recently seen wearing his design after being critiqued by the designer himself of wearing too much European designers. A former president for Council of Fashion Designer America (CFDA), Oscar de la Renta was trained under the apprenticeship of Cristóbal Balenciaga, where by the support of the great American Vogue editor-in-chief; Diana Vreeland, he started to launch his label in America. Being a legend ever since, for us over at No.1707 he represents the best of American dreams.   

Kelabu yang identik dengan musim dingin kini terealisasi dengan berita duka dari dunia mode, dengan meninggalnya Oscar de la Renta; seorang couturier terhebat di dunia. Desainer asal Dominika ini meninggal di kediamannya pada umur 82 tahun akibat komplikasi dari kanker yang ditemukan pada tahun 2006. Diakui sebagai salah satu maestro desain Amerika, rumah mode Oscar de la Renta dikenal sebagai harta negara hingga bahkan "Oscars" yang dikenal dalam The Academy Awards sering kali disamakan dengan banyaknya gaun yang ditampilkan di karpet merah acara ini. Representasi elegansi old-world glamour, disertai dengan kemewahan yang angkuh desain dari mendiang Oscar telah dipakai oleh berbagai bangsawan Amerika dimulai dari Jacqueline Kennedy, Nancy Reagen, dan bahkan Michelle Obama. Pernah menjabat sebagai presiden dari CFDA, Oscar merupakan anak didik dari Cristobal Balenciaga, yang mana atas dukungan dari pimpinan redaksi Vogue Amerika; Diana Vreeland, Ia memulai rumah mode-nya di Amerika. Sesosok legenda, bagi kami di No.1707, Oscar adalah representasi dari keberhasilan penitis mimpi Amerika.   



Peter Copping in Nina Ricci Atelier (Courtesy of Elhorizonte.mx) 

What about the future? Earlier this month, Peter Copping was named the new creative director of Oscar de la Renta. The british-born designer had helmed the creative power over at Parisian House Nina Ricci for the past 5-years. Regarded for creating intricate demicouture pieces, Peter is noted to create a practical approach in his creation. With romances, and demure sensuality he will surely does have what it takes to keep the integrity of ODLR.  In the fall of 2003, John Galliano was suspected to take the position of creative director for the house as he had taken a residence to consult for a collection. But the allegation was false, as Peter has received the position and John is named the creative director of Maison Martin Margiela.  

Masa depan rumah mode Oscar de la Renta kini berada di dalam tangan Peter Copping. Di awal bulan Oktober ini, desainer asal Inggris ini dinamai pimpinan kreatif atas Oscar de la Renta, dimana sebelumnya Ia menjabat posisi yang sama di rumah mode asal Perancis Nina Ricci selama 5 tahun lamanya. Dikenal dengan kreasinya yang detail dan halus, Peter sering kali memiliki approach yang berbeda dari ODLR dengan mencipta demicouture. Tetapi dengan gaya yang penuh romansa dan sensualitas yang halus, Peter dirasa mampu mempertahankan gaya dan nilai dari desain Oscar de la Renta. Praduga bahwa John Galliano akan menjadi pimpinan kreatif bagi Oscar de la Renta pernah muncul pada musim gugur 2003 seiring John mengkonsultasikan koleksinya untuk satu musim. Tetapi praduga tersebut tidak terwujud dengan dipilhnya Peter Copping dan menjabatnya John Galliano sebagai creative director bagi Maison Martin Margiela. 




A Shot of Oscar de la Renta Adjusting a Dress for Beatrice Lodge for Her Debut Ball. 
This is the dress that brought him to prominence after it showed on the cover of Life Magazine. (Courtesy of Vogue.com)

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