Oscar de la Renta
September 10, 2013 New York
To start, there were classic day clothes in navy and white, with little adjustments here and there to bring proportions up-to-date. All looked well judged, though the chicest of the bunch was a gathered lapel jacket and matching pencil skirt in oversize houndstooth. From there, paths diverged. On the one hand, de la Renta showed a white cotton leaf dress with crochet knit trim, the picture of innocence. And on the other, he whipped up a blouse in black guipure lace with dramatic puffed sleeves out of a period drama. It takes all kinds, de la Renta knows, and he had a little something for all his ladies tonight: a graphic black and white interlude, vivid silk faille party dresses, stretch viscose separates embroidered with crystals, and a multicolor botanical printed on top of a polka dot, as cheery as can be.
The variety continued into evening, which ranged from a narrow column dress in tiers of aqua georgette trimmed in tiny pearls to a frothy confection in citrine silk faille and tulle with black filigree embroidery. Just lovely, all around.