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New York Fashion Week, Spring 2009: Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta. Pure, defined, elegant. No matter what your personal style, one has to admire the works of art that is Oscar. And admire I did, from the balcony of the Upper East Side venue, overlooking top editors, socialites, and Jennifer Lopez. The collection kicked off with some colorblock bathing suits — that was a surprise — and eased into tie-dyed skirts, white silk crepe blouses, silk sweaters, linen pantsuits, and ruffled blouses. Almost everything was cinched with Alaia-resembling perforated leather corset belts. These pregown treats were paired-down elegance, but architectural shapes and prints were thoroughly modern. Navy, white, and yellow pieces had a nautical flair, and de la Renta's favorite print of all — ikat — was reinvented yet again. Then came the gowns, from all directions on the runway, creating a stir of decadence. A navy embroidered backless lace gown was breathtaking, Coco's white silk peplum gown with navy Harlequin embroidery was stunning, and the finale dazzler: a silver maco bead embroidered strapless gown was heaven on the catwalk.

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Be sure to check out the runway video of Oscar's latest collection.

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sillysugar sillysugar 9 years
omg fab i was one of the interns standing behind you!! the show was gorgeous :):)
blair-waldorf blair-waldorf 9 years
De La Renta never fails to impress!
Trixie6 Trixie6 9 years
I LOVE Oscar de la Renta! The long gowns are striking.
qtpie qtpie 9 years
Beautiful
Auntie-Di Auntie-Di 9 years
yes, stunning
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
Gorgeous as usual! :medal:
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