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Runway Report: Oscar de la Renta Spring 2010

Fashion editors and buyers headed to the upper east side of Manhattan this afternoon for Oscar de la Renta's spring 2010 collection.

We imagine Oscar de la Renta's shows feel similar to runway presentations of the past—the models walk at a slower pace along a raised runway, and  thanks to two back to back showings, the crowd is smaller and controlled—a welcome change of scene at the end of a hectic week in the tents.

For spring 2010 Oscar de la Renta told WWD, he was designing "clothes for a modern woman—fresh and feminine." Surely his uptown clientele will be pleased with his elegant display of 53 looks, many presented in lovely jewel tones of teal or purple. Also using plenty of metallics, black, and white, some of de la Renta's most standout pieces displayed delicate details—a white silk crochet knit with a tweed embroidered skirt and jacket would look modern and appropriate on expensive ladies who lunch, as would a stunning white belted sheath with hyacinth and black floral print embroidery. Also of note, belted coats, safari jackets, and the evening dresses that closed the show—looking most new in black lace or tulle with a peak of a peridot bandeau underneath.

Orlando Pita coiffed model's hair into swiss miss braids (a la Yulia Tymoshenko, the Ukrainian Prime Minister) or covered it in slanted hats by Patricia Underwood and black and white lace veils and headscarfs.

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