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Today Oscar is remembered as one of the brightest designers to grace fashion with an illustrious career stretching five decades. Oscar dressed every first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy including Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and more recently, Michelle Obama. From Oprah Winfrey and Amy Adams to Penelope Cruz and Amal Alamuddin, Oscar's designs graced celebrities and socialites with their voluminous skirts, elaborate embroidery and vivid colors. "I like light, color, luminosity. I like things full of color and vibrant," he once said. Oscar was born Oscar Arístides Renta Fiallo on July 22, 1932 in the Dominican Republic. He discovered his love for fashion while studying abstract art at the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid. It was there that he completed an apprenticeship with famed Spanish designer, Cristóbal Balenciaga, who founded Balenciaga fashion house. Soon after he took his talents to the fashion mecca, Paris, where he was offered a job at the fashion house of Lanvin. In 1963 Oscar moved to New York to work as a designer for Elizabeth Arden couture. This position would help catapult his solo design career by teaching him how to tailor garments. Two years later, the Oscar de la Renta brand debuted and forever changed the world of fashion with upscale ready-to-wear clothing for women. He later added fragrance, home décor and furniture to his ever growing brand. Just last week Oscar personally appointed British designer, Peter Copping, as creative director of the company. Oscar passed away on Monday after a long battle with cancer. He was 82 years old.

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The newest H&M designer collaboration is finally here. Alexander Wang debuted his athletic wear inspired collection for the Swedish brand last night at an exclusive runway show at the Armory on the Hudson in New York on 169th Street, an indoor track and field space. With a performance by Missy Elliott, silver confetti and supermodels galore, the famed designer was at home among guests who sat in bleachers watching the campaign video on a digital scoreboard prior to the main event. Performers then repelled from the ceiling onto a multi-level set, vaulting off trampolines, ramps and parallel bars. The models appeared shortly thereafter decked in extreme workout clothes ranging from stretch leggings and strappy, form fitting dresses to stylish headgear and utilitarian backpacks. The Balenciaga creative director's collection for the fast fashion retailer represents the first ever partnership with an American fashion designer and features black, white and gray ensembles all adorned with the designer's moniker. Our favorite sporty styles include a mesh paneled LBD, black hooded down coat and white cutout dress. After the show the crowd headed to the pop-up shop modeled after a locker room and later to the dance floor to enjoy a DJ set by Diplo. As the evening came to a close, Alexander climbed on top of the DJ booth and used a t-shirt gun to shoot out mesh jerseys emblazoned with "Team Wang." It was definitely a night for the record books. The Alexander Wang collection hits 250 H&M stores and HM.com on November 6 with apparel and accessories for women and men. Select pieces will also be available on AlexanderWang.com.

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Out with the old and in with the new do! Celebrities are taking to the streets with short haircuts and brunette locks in step with fall hair trends. The change in seasons makes for the perfect time to undergo a complete hair makeover. Last season's Fall/Winter 14 runway shows boasted no fuss hairstyles and minimal makeup and we're already seeing pared down looks on the red carpet. The pendulum is swinging away from longer, more complex looks and toward chic styles that are simple yet sophisticated. Check out these celebs who made dramatic changes to their tresses following Spring/Summer 15 fashion month and be inspired. Britney Spears made us do a double take when she showed off a sleek, chin length bob during the promotional European tour for her new lingerie line, the Intimate Britney Spears Collection. The pop singer wore a white Michael Costello suit and a sexy, smoky eye. Drew Barrymore and Elle Fanning both traded in blonde tresses for rich hair colors inspired by the season. Drew debuted auburn hair at Stella McCartney's Green Carpet Collection show during London Fashion Week. She wore minimal makeup and a black smock dress, both of which drew attention to her gorgeous hair color by colorist, Tracey Cunningham. The Blended actress enjoys taking risks with her hair and has rocked tresses ranging from platinum blonde to bold red. Another actress to boldly transition to chestnut locks this season was Elle Fanning. She showed off brunette tresses and a lob at the premiere of The Boxtrolls. Like Drew, Elle wore minimal makeup to the event and a simple black ensemble to attract attention to her pin straight style. No matter your age or personal style, updating your hair length and color is one of the easiest fashion decisions you can make this fall. Scared to take the plunge? Try adding layers or go ombre to gradually transition to an all out short, brunette look. Consult with your stylist and bring in photos to illustrate how short or dark you want to go. Grab a Pumpkin Spice Latte and a gossip magazine, take a seat in your hair dresser's chair and get ready for the hair transformation of your life.

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