September 13, 1999
"My first collection of the millennium celebrates female strength," explained Oscar de la Renta. "This is the first time in fashion history that professional women can dress very femininely and use that to their advantage." True to his words, de la Renta showed stylishly embroidered leather skirts in camel, pink and yellow; double-faced denim pantsuits worn with cashmere shells; and Kelly-green silk and shantung dresses. For evening, there was an array of Ottoman-inspired gowns, embroidered strapless gowns, and silk tulle ballerina skirts. Oversized jewelry added the final touch.