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New York | DesignersAugust 1, 2013

Oscar Della Renta Resort 2014

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The intimacy of the proceedings was apropos of the offerings at hand. Close inspection was required to determine if the colorful flowers blossoming on a Prince of Wales-check skirtsuit were printed or embroidered. As it turned out, there was a bit of both. There's never a shortage of embellishment chez Oscar, of course, but the mood this season seemed particularly buoyant, with nods to mid-century couture.
The models' lips were painted classic red, they wore net bows in their ponytails, and their pumps often matched their dresses.A peplum bisected a slim sheath, and a navy appliquéd silk faille top, which he called a "French jacket," flared out in an A-line above a pair of tapering trousers. Silhouettes were exaggerated for evening, too, via bubble skirts (complete with a brooch accenting the waistline in back) and Watteau backs. The collection's most striking number was a column gown in indigo silk faille with jet beading down the front; the cut was slim, but the effect was still positively grand. ( IN STYLE)
Oscar de la Renta


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