Molenaar’s design house says he died in an Amsterdam hospital on http://www.chicemma.com Friday following a fall at his home Dec. 22. Fellow designer Mart Visser told national broadcaster NPO Radio 1 on Monday that Molenaar was a pioneer in the Dutch fashion world known for his “architectural style” of clothes. As well as designing high fashion, including a wedding dress for the bride of Dutch King Willem Alexander’s cousin Prince Bernhard, Molenaar also embraced commercial projects such as creating clothing for garbage men and street cleaners in The Hague in the late 1960s and recently designing a walking frame. Molenaar’s funeral is scheduled for Thursday in Amsterdam. Arts & Entertainment
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The 54-year-old, widely regarded as one of the most brilliant fashion minds of his generation, was sacked by Dior in March 2011 after being filmed delivering a drunken anti-Semitic tirade in a Paris bar. He has kept a low profile since then and some say they will never forgive him for his offensive remarks, but Maison Martin Margiela gave him a second chance by appointing him creative director in October. The announcement that his first show would take place in London, the city where he trained and made his name, was seen in some circles as a snub to Paris, the home of haute couture. The collection was subsequently dropped from the Paris couture calendar at the end of January, although it will be shown by appointment. But there is feverish excitement to see what the designer known for his theatrical flair has come up with in his first collection with a fashion house known for its avant-garde minimalism.
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It had a big floor-length sash at the waist, after all. “Emma Stone broke a lot of rules and that’s what Golden Globes fashion is about. It was this great respite from all the boring gowns. And her hair was down. It was superglamorous and a little bit edgy,” she said. Extending last year’s red trend was standout Viola Davis in Donna Karan Atelier. Her sisters in sultry red included Allison Williams, Lena Dunham and Helen Mirren.
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in sparkling strapless red Armani Prive. The gown is either a thing of wonder or a giant, fabric Christmas ornament. Lupita Nyongo, usually fashion-flawless, wore a violet and white Giambattista Valli gown that overpowered her small frame. The fashion fails were, of course, the most interesting part of the red carpet. Naomi Watts didnt get the Nobody Looks Good in Yellow memo; the cut of her Gucci gown was lovely, but the color was unfortunate. Emboldened by their success adorning their mothers bridal veil, it appeared that Angelina Jolies kids wreaked creative havoc on Keira Knightleys Chanel gown, which was covered with butterflies and bugs.