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RIP Oscar de la Renta

The shock of Oscar de la Renta’s death last night is still resonating. The legendary fashion line named Peter Copping as the heir to the designer’s position as creative director only a week ago. The sense at the time is that Copping would have time to find his feet with the master watching. But it was not to be.

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Below the cut, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite looks, from his collections and from celebrities. He was one of the grand masters, we will not see his like again for a long time.

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Regarding Cumberbatch

For the record, the thing that would make this the most complete would be to fit him as Richard III somewhere in here. But I suppose when you step through the Cumberbatch looking glass, you cannot expect to find what you are looking for.

Tunes for Tuesday: Aphex Twin

I was a little distracted when the firs Aphex Twin album in 13 years came out, and didn’t get a chance to listen to it. I’ll admit, I wasn’t expecting much. 2001’s Drukqs seemed the last gasp of a dying era of 90s electronica.

But the reviews heralded it as an effortless comeback, and one of his best albums ever, so I finally gave it a listen last week–it’s as good as they say.

This you might recognize from the swinging piano bit he did a couple of years ago, just cleaned up, and beautified.

A couple more, below.

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