Oscar de la Renta designers Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim had been all smiles on the purple carpet at Trend Group Worldwide’s annual “Evening of Stars” Gala, held at Casa Cipriani’s Cipriani South Avenue.
The design duo, who additionally creatively direct modern label Monse, shall be introduced tonight with the occasion’s Trend Vanguard Awards by Nicky and Kathy Hilton. The Hiltons have been shut associates of the Oscar de la Renta model for years, making the second that rather more particular to Garcia and Kim.
The designers have at all times treasured Kathy Hilton’s humorousness, which they’ve applauded from watching her latest function on “Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
“We’re so proud! We’re so pleased with her. I believe that she handles herself with levity and beauty and humor, however with a whole lot of coronary heart, which is what [we] actually fell in love with them for,” stated Garcia.
Most lately, Oscar additionally made headlines for dressing Billie Eilish on the 2021 Met Gala in September. Nonetheless, the singer wouldn’t associate with the model for the occasion until its fur manufacturing was eradicated. “I believe it was merely one thing that we’d had in thoughts,” Garcia stated of the phasing out of fur on the Oscar de la Renta home. “She was the catalyst, so to talk. It was merely one thing that we had been trying ahead to do in some unspecified time in the future, and when she introduced up the dialog, we merely agreed to maneuver on.”
Kim agreed, including how “it’s vital for a younger artist like her to battle for what she believes, and what’s proper for the world.”
The Met Gala was one in all Eilish’s most viral vogue moments to-date, the place she wore a nude Oscar de la Renta robe with a corseted bodice and voluminous tulle skirt. This was because of the musician’s outfit being a far cry from her go-to matching outsized tops, pants and bucket hats. Although Garcia recollects the night as “an awesome evening, to say the least,” he says that the “embracing” Eilish “actually needed to be corseted to the nines.”
In actual fact, Eilish’s robe was particularly significant because it was a second of progress for her, in accordance with the designers.
“What I am keen on about Billie is that she likes to problem herself, and at that time in her profession and life, she felt like she didn’t attempt that look, didn’t attempt that kind of costume,” Garcia remembers. “She likes to be challenged and pushed to ensure that her to develop.”
“And he or she appreciated each second of it, which is so good to work with,” stated Kim.
This yr’s Trend Group Worldwide “Evening of Stars” Gala is the occasion’s first in-person gala since 2019. Attended by about 300 folks, the “Evolutionaries”-themed night, created in partnership with Lanvin, will characteristic a efficiency by ballroom group “The Home of Xclusive-Lanvin.” Moreover, awards shall be bestowed to numerous main figures within the vogue and wonder fields, together with Tommy Hilfiger, Norma Kamali, Fausto Puglisi, Regulation Roach, Gabriela Hearst, Ronnie Fieg, Raja Rajamannar and Augustinus Bader.
Reporting by Nikara Johns.