Summary: Oscar de la Renta once again dazzled, as to be expected. He decided to show outside the tents this season at an old Georgian church on Park Avenue
replete with a choir. Oscar de la Renta showed several (of a whopping 67 look collection) of what are turning out to be trends for Spring ’08…strong colors, safari wear, patterns and beading. Where the designer always excels is eveningwear and this collection was as understated and elegant as one could have imagined. There of course were some show-stoppers like the strapless black and white gown with a spray of feathers. Oscar de la Renta is truly an artist whose work seems to outdo itself every season. Thank God for consistency.
Color Palette: white, ecru, cream, beige, yellow, apple green, verdigris, olive green, carnelian, red, turquoise, navy, cognac, brown, gold, anthracite and black
Texture & Details: linen viscose, chiffon, crepe, silk, silk shantung, silk georgette, cotton, stretch cotton, linen, silk faille, silk knit, silk shantung, washed silk, silk sponge, taffeta, organza, wool boucle, hand-crochet, leather, cashmere, laser print, sequins, feathers,
Key Looks: olive green silk faille jacket with cream cotton silk shantung pants; navy double-faced wool boucle dress; black and burgundy silk embroidered suit; carnelian chine taffeta dress; anthracite and ecru chine taffeta gown, yellow stretch silk georgette top with a brown silk faille ballroom skirt and burgundy satin bely; red wool strapless sheath gown; black and white silk organza embroidered petal gown