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Fashion History Made at the Oscars That Has Us Going OMG & More Style News To Catch Up On

If you ever happen to grace your Instagram or Twitter feed during the week, you’ll know that the style world is constantly buzzing with something new and exciting. And TBH, it’s easy to miss a story or two in the shuffle. When you’re style-obsessed and can’t stand to miss the latest news in fashion, we’ve got your back.

Introducing The Style Buzz, your go-to source for quick recaps on everything happening in the style sphere. Time to catch up on any news you might have missed during your morning Twitter scroll — here’s the latest style buzz:

President of Fila dies at 63-years-old

Jon Epstein, President and Global Chief Commercial Officer of FILA, has died at age 63. He was responsible for the brand’s most famous collaborations, including Fendi, Barneys New York, and Urban Outfitters. With the brand since 1998, he was also responsible for the signing of NBA star Grant Hill. Most notably, he knew that in order to save the brand he had to appeal to the younger audiences, and he made it his mission to do just that.  His dedication was admirable to his staff and the rest of the fashion world.

Many remember Epstein as a “great friend, leader and champion of the brand, not just in the U.S., but worldwide.” 

Fila’s chairman, Gene Yoon, told WWD, “His entrepreneurial spirit was a perfect match for our vision of growth, and his passion for both our heritage of authenticity and our potential as a brand innovator drove Fila’s resurgence over the past decade.”

Billy Porter SLAYS the Oscars with a tux dress hybrid

At the 91st Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, Pose star Billy Porter stepped out in a custom designed Christian Siriano all-black gown, with tuxedo detailing on the torso. The move defied gender norms and Hollywood’s normally rigid dress code for these events. Playing with both masculinity and femininity, Porter knew he was to receive backlash for his bold mood.

He told Vogue, “[At the first fitting in the gown,] I felt alive. I felt free. And open, and radiant. And beautiful! Which has not always been the case for me. I haven’t always felt so good about myself. It really is astonishing how much of an effect clothes have on your spirit.”

We love that he’s breaking the status quo and can’t wait to see more looks like this in upcoming red carpet events.

Lady Gaga stuns in 128-carat Tiffany diamond

In other Oscars news, Lady Gaga was also one to turn heads, were a floor-length black Alexander McQueen gown and black leather gloves. But the real showstopper was the diamond necklace she was sporting. At a reported $30 million dollars, this necklace has only ever been seen on the neck of Audrey Hepburn during a Breakfast at Tiffany’s promotional shoot.

The diamond, which has never been seen leaving its spot on the main floor of the Tiffany store on Fifth Avenue, has been reported by Town and Country to be the most expensive jewel ever worn to the Academy Awards. This beats out the previous title holder, Gloria Stuart, who wore a $20 million Harry Winston blue diamond inspired by Titanic’s Heart of the Ocean.

What do you think? Are you wondering what’s next for the Fila brand after the death of their President? Or are you blown away by all of the fashion history made at the Oscars? 

Madison Paloski is a senior at Lasell University studying fashion communication and promotion and graphic design.  She is currently the Editor in Chief of her school's chapter of Her Campus, an editorial stylist for POLISHED Magazine and Founder and Creative Director of the Fashion Styling and Photography Club on her campus.  She can most likely be found with an old film camera in hand, eating Chipotle, or at any local Saver's.  Her Instagram can be found at @maddiiiooyx and other work can be found at madisonpaloski.wixsite.com/portfolio.
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