All the Rage
Musings on the culture of keeping up appearances
Former figure skaters Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski promoted

Former figure skaters and fashion darlings Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski did such a good job as second-string commentators during the Sochi Winter Olympics, they've been promoted to NBC's top figure-skating pundit team for the next go-round. [Page 6]

Not only is the new iPhone6 too large for many a jeans pocket, there are now reports that the phones are turning blue as they pick up the hue from the denim dye. [The Cut]

Remember all the rumors of trouble in the paradise that is Beyonce and Jay Z's marriage? A source tells People that there were some problems, but that the couple worked things out and renewed their vows. [People]

All those pink products you're being urged to buy for Breast Cancer Awareness Month? The whole concept is increasingly controversial. [Racked]

Diane von Furstenberg offered a tribute to Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday, at the start of an L.A. event on Tuesday showcasing the work of this year's 10 Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund...

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Halle Berry launches lingerie line at Target Oct. 27

Celebrity Underthings: Halle Berry is launching a new lingerie collection, Scandale Paris, at select Target stores and online at on Oct. 27.

Founded in 1932, Scandale was rediscovered by Berry, who partnered with Lingerie manufacturer Erik Ryd, owner of Hop Lun, to introduce the brand globally. 

“I fell in love with Scandale while I was in Paris, because the brand reminded me of the city itself – beautiful and inspiring,” Berry said in a news release. "I am excited for the U.S. debut to be at Target and to launch the brand globally in 2015. I look forward to giving more women the chance to enjoy what European women have come to love for more than eight decades.”

The first collection of Scandale Paris will feature 10 items including bras for $16 and $18, and panties for $7.

Trench Entrenched: It looks like the iconic trench coat is getting its Hollywood close-up. Burberry will be the next recipient of the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award on Nov. 19 in Beverly Hills. 


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Renee Zellweger looks like she might have had a little work done

Renee Zellweger practically stopped traffic Monday night when she arrived at Elle's Women in Hollywood Awards and reporters noticed her much-less-round, different-looking face. Much scrutiny and conjecture about medical procedures ensued (and her name trended on Twitter). [Daily Beast]

Let's see, a screen actress and changing looks. This is surprising?

Later, Zellweger told People magazine she looks different because she is healthier and happier nowadays. [People]

Meanwhile, among the honorees at the Elle awards were Elizabeth Banks, Tina Fey, Annette Bening, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Garner and Zoe Saldana. [Los Angeles Times]

Alex and Eliza Bolen, the son-in-law and stepdaughter of designer Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday night at age 82, released a handwritten statement Tuesday, saying, among other things, that he passed away at home in Connecticut "surrounded by family, friends and more than a few dogs. He died exactly as he had lived: with tremendous grace, great dignity and very...

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Kate and Jack Spade collaborate on Gap Kids collection

Gap Kids has a cute, cute, cute collection of clothes for kids done in collaboration with Kate Spade and Jack Spade.

The clothes were inspired by the idea of a brother and sister driving to Grandma's house for Thanksgiving. They'll be available Oct. 30 to Nov. 14.

The limited edition collection marks the first time the Spade companies have ventured into kidswear. It includes 78 pieces, priced from $19.95 to $130.


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Ringo joins Skechers for 'relaxed fit' campaign

What? A former Beatle in ads for "relaxed fit" shoes? Yup. Ringo Starr has signed on for Skechers' campaign, which in the past has featured athletes including Joe Montana and Joe Namath, among others. Ringo, who has also partnered with John Varvatos this year, is the first musician featured in the Skechers' campaign. [WWD] [People]

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died Monday at age 82.  One of a growing number of distinguished, aging designers, he had the foresight to hire his own replacement, just last week naming Peter Copping, formerly of Nina Ricci, as creative director of his eponymous label. [Los Angeles Times]

PHOTOS: Oscar de la Renta through the years

L'Oreal USA signed an agreement to purchase Carol's Daughter, the line of hair, skin and body care products designed for black and multicultural consumers. [Essence]

Leonard Lauder received the CEW's Lifetime Achievement Award, becoming the first male so honored and following in the footsteps of his mother Estee Lauder, who...

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Oscar de la Renta: A fashion force until the end

Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at age 82, was a gentleman designer who over the last five decades defined American elegance.

De la Renta's pop culture influence was wide-ranging. He recently designed Amal Clooney's wedding dress, and nearly every first lady in the modern era --  including Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Michelle Obama -- has worn his designs. Vogue editor Anna Wintour is also a big proponent of his clothes, which she wears often.

Although De la Renta is considered an American designer, his feminine style was more rooted in European couture traditions. He trained with Balenciaga and also worked as the designer of Balmain couture for nine years before founding his namesake label in 1965.

He was a force in fashion until the end.

Just last month, Amal Alamuddin wore an Oscar de la Renta gown to her wedding to George Clooney. De la Renta himself was at the final fitting, giving advice and making sure details were just so.

Though news of...

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