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ta returned to New York in 1963 with the belief discount bridesmaid dresses that fashion s future lay in ready-to-wear clothing, rather than haute couture.He worked for Elizabeth Arden and Jane Derby Inc.which he took over after Derby s death in 1965.De la Renta bought the business and replaced her name with his on the label.Later, he designed for Balmain from 1993 until 2002.De la Renta was the recipient of the American fashion industry s Coty Award in 1967 and 1968; a lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 1990; and the Gold Medal of Bellas Artes from the king of Spain in 2000.He served two terms as president of the CFDA, was chairman of the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute in New York and was on the boards of Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera.The designer was also a philanthropist, founding the Casa del Nino orphanage in La Romana, Dominican Republic.He was married twice, the first time to Francoise de Langlade, an editor-in-chief of French Vogue, who died in 1983.Six years later, he tied the knot with Annette Engelhard.De la Renta had an adopted son, Moises.Style begins by looking good naked, he said in a 2013 interview with the U.s Telegraph newspaper.And if you don t dress well every day, you lose the habit.It s not about what you wear, but how you live your life.One black-and-white photograph captures a dapper John F.Kennedy slicing into his wedding cake.Another shows the family dog peeking out playfully from the folds of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy’s billowing white dress.Wednesday to a doctor in Las Vegas, who didn’t want to be named, according to RR Auction in Boston.The Kennedys were married on Sept.Mary’s Church in the well-heeled resort town of Newport, Rhode Island, located about 60 miles south of Boston.The images, which went up for auction Sept.opening bid, show the wedding party posing outside, the newlyweds leaving the church and the couple cutting the wedding cake.RR Auction said the images are attributed to freelance photographer Frank Ataman and were plus size maternity dresses found in the darkroom of another photographer and have likely never been published.Four are of the newlyweds, two show the entire wedding party, and the remainder show the cake, reception and wedding attendees.The Kennedy wedding was a high society affair covered by Life magazine, drawing some 700 guests to the ceremony and 1,200 to the reception.At the time, Kennedy was less than a year into his first term as a U.senator from Massachusetts and more than seven years from his election as the country’s first Roman Catholic president and its youngest elected head of state.Bobby Livingston, the auction house’s executive vice-president, says interest in Kennedy memorabilia and indeed other icons of the 1960s, such as NASA and the Beatles continues to grow as the Baby Boomer generation enters the later stages of their working lives or retirement and have more disposable income.These things have an intense public interest.These photos really capture the beginning of Camelot, and that resonates.The negatives are among other Kennedy materials auctioned off Wednesday, including a White House holiday card President Kennedy and his wife signed just days before his assassination in Dallas, Texas, on Nov.according to the auction house.I think movies always reflect their time.And I do think with the increase in tearjerkers, something is going on.This has been one of the biggest and most remarkable success stories in the book world over the last decade.The generation that read Harry Potter carried on reading, and as they progressed from wizards to books about teen angst, the tills started to ring.some of which addressed quite morbid themes.The Lovely Bones, told from beyond the grave by a teenager who has been raped and murdered, was a modest success; so was Now Is Good, adapted from Before I Die, a novel about a leukemia sufferer’s last few months.The most notable young adult book adaptation, however, has been The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, a book narrated by a 16-year-old cancer patient who falls winter maternity dresses in love with a 17-year-old amputee.The unremittingly bleak plot proved box-office gold when it was released this summer.And that’s before the launch of the DVD last month.There is usually only a thin line between a great tearjerker and an over-manipulative, mawkish movie There are a number of possible reasons why these tissue-fests are proving so popular.The film critic Jason Solomons says.Possibly, dystopia and death chime with their hormonal minds.There is also the simple fact that these books have been read in their millions, providing a ready-made audience for the studios.But even a bestselling novel is no guarantee that the project will translate into box-office gold.There is usually only a thin line between a great tearjerker and an over-manipulative, mawkish movie.If you could always get it right with a formula, every film would be a hit.So how can Hollywood increase its chances?conducted a 2008 study that used magnetic resonance imaging to study brain activity while watching a weepie film.Some key moments are pretty much guaranteed to make audiences well up: life-reflecting plotlines, such as a final dance between a father and his daughter at her wedding; a heroic death; or father-and-son scenes, which are particularly emotive among men.the most famous recent example being the first two and half minutes of Up.But tearjerking scenes generally shouldn’t last longer than 30 seconds, researchers found, or they risk falling into parody.In a bid to find out more, I was rigged up with a galvanic skin response system by Sensum, a company that monitors audience reactions as scientifically as possible.Two electrical reactors were strapped to my fingers, which measured tiny changes in skin sweat.says Sensum’s Adam Booth.I then sat down to watch The Notebook, a 2004 film that stars a smouldering Ryan Gosling as Noah and Rachel McAdams as Allie, who spends much of her time either in a wet dress or in front of a roaring log fi
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