During the academic year, our creator, Coleen Scott, is an instructor at the wonderful and well-known private school in Brooklyn, Saint Ann’s. (Alums include Zac Posen and Lena Dunham). Over the last two years, Coleen’s High School students in Costume Design, have been blogging on Tumblr with weekly inspirations. The blog is image based, and is truly from the point of view of the teenagers, who clearly have their fingers on the pulse of what is now. Please enjoy Tailors In Motion!
Oscar De La Renta, famous fashion designer, most recently known for Amal Clooney’s Wedding Dress, died today at age 82. (See ABC News Report here)
De La Renta has been designing stunning gowns for decades. Sarah Jessica Parker paid special tribute to the designer by wearing his signature embroidered into her gown.
A quote from Parker about her gown and how it got the designer’s signature: “Did you see his name on the back?” Parker asked, twirling around so we could see the designer’s signature in red script across the gown’s tail. “I said to Mr. De la Renta, please let me use scarlet embroidery thread, and splash your name across the back. It was my idea. He would never in a million years have done it, he’s far too modest.” (source)
And finally, some highlights from this Spring/Summer 2015 Oscar De La Renta Collection:
Thank you for all of the beauty you created over the years, Mr. La Renta. You will be missed, but you will be remembered in all that you’ve left behind to inspire us! -C. Scott