NY Fashion Week Fall ’08. Oscar de la Renta. Opulance Done Very Right

February 4, 2008 • New York Fashion Week Fall '08












Summary: You can always count on Oscar de la Renta to deliver the goods. While some designer have shied away from opulence and color in obvious reflection of the state of the economy this season, we have de la Renta to remind us it’s not that bad. OK at least for those of us who can afford it. He is without a doubt the best American designer of our time and continually  delights and amazes us all with his impeccable clothes designed for those who are recession proof. The fur flew. There was sable, fisher, fox, broadtail and shearling. De la Renta’s eveningwear always gets ones heart pumping and this collection went in two directions. Black and understated with three black column gowns in different fabrics (velvet, hammered satin, and silk crepe) and belle of the ball with his signature strapless floral chiffon
creations and shiny embroidered gowns with the requisite over-the-top full skirt. This time he added gold leaf for a dazzling effect and let’s face it…richness. Bravo.

Color Palette: white, taupe, bordeaux, green, jade, granite, fuschia, cherry, wine, garnet, olive, amethyst, violet, gold, bronze, brown, black

Textures & Details: boiled cashmere, silk, silk faille, silk crepe, silk velvet, taffeta, crepe de chine, satin, hammered satin, ikat, silk wool, wool boucle, wool gabardine, double-faced alpaca, leather, jacquard, floral jacquard, herringbone, tweed, gold leaf, shearling, Virginia fox, Russian sable, fisher fur, broadtail, baby alpaca, baby llama, dip-dye, embroidery

Key Looks: black French knot embroidered coat with mink whipstitch and fuschia faille dress; granite boiled cashmere jacket with cross fox collar and amethyst miore trapunto stiched jacquard shirt; granite boiled cashmere coat with fox scarf and charcoal wool pants; Russian sable coat, wine crepe de chine blouse and cherry ikat skirt; granite broadtail jacket with fox collar, bronze silk-wool floral jacquard skirt; back and white double tweed dress with embroidered hem; black silk tafetta top, black and white silk wool lace jacquared skirt; black silk faille gold leaf embroidered gown

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