Oscar de la Renta is probably my favorite designer of all time. For being in the business for 40 years, he always stays close enough to his signature “ladies who lunch” looks but provides fresh and unexpected inspiration each season. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of OdlR is that for a classic luxury fashion house, the brand has recently made themselves extremely powerful in the world of social media by live streaming their shows, curating a tumblr, consistently tweeting inside the house, and instagramming daily. Their PR has successfully made them relevant to a new generation, while still promoting their image of not quite everyday accessible.
The opening three looks were extremely dramatic gowns with laser cut tops, seemingly a homage to Oscar’s years as an assistant to Cristobal Balenciaga in Spain (for full dramatic effect you MUST watch this).
Typical daytime suits were updated with neon colors, chiffon blouses and a socks paired with sandals.
Classic florals for daytime and evening.
Note the neon harem pants. OH also - in the front row. Ashley Olsen and Justin Timberlake. No big deal.
And the final look. Absolutely stunning.