Monday, September 20, 2010

The de la Renta Collection: Works of Art

In last week's NT Times, Fashion writer Eric Wilson covered Oscar de la Renta’s recent collection presented during New York’s Fashion Week. Personally, I think de la Renta’s line is a work of art and I could envision myself wearing just about every piece.

As you can see from the article, Wilson called the line, “Fifties Prom at Oscar de la Renta.” Oh, well. Take me back to a time when clothes looked like that. Yes, I love elegant tailored frocks, but I can appreciate a cupcake of a dress, too.

I wonder if the program "Mad Men" had some influence on this line. Look at the designs – you certainly could envision Betty Draper sporting these clothes.

I had to laugh at Wilson's description of the final dress featured during the show, which is the last in the series of photos above:

"And then there was the showstopper, a green and pink pull-out-all-the-stops tribute to Lilly Pulitzer, also covered with carnations and topped with a pink silk faille bolero. The decor at the Greenbrier is more subtle."

If you've ever been to the Greenbrier, where legandary decorator Dorothy Draper was given free reign to coat the entire place with her fabulosity, you know exactly what he's talking about (and yes, I LOVE everything about the Greenbrier).

You can view de la Renta's entire collection via the NY Times or New York Magazine. I could have included every piece of his collection in this post, they're so beautiful.

I'm having extra coffee this morning - so very tired. Hope you're morning is a little more alert than I am. :)
Images courtesy of The New York Times and New York Magazine

P.S. - Thanks to everyone for your interior decorating advice that I solicited last week. Great comments! Yes, I'm with everyone on the fact that we need an area rug to add some color and warmth to the room. Believe me, that's definitely high on my wish list. Thanks again!


Splendid Sass said...

He can do no wrong. Everything he designs is beautiful and tasteful.
Have a nice day.

High Heeled Life said...

Gorgeous and Elegant!!! I was salivating as I made my way through the photos in your post ... darling dresses!!! HHL

CRICKET said...

Wish I had a place to go and dress up!

I missed your post below. My house is constantly a work in progress. Have you ever thought about moving the couches so they face each other? It works if they are the same size - not sure about yours.

Then take the rug from the foyer and put it underneath the coffee table to ad some warmth and ground it.

If moving the couches doesn't work, I would possibly move the single chair closer to the couches.

I like the comment about changing the lamp shades to black. They say every room needs a touch of it!

Good luck.

Laura Trevey said...

I love the sexy red and white #2 !!

A Refocused Life said...

All gorgeious! I love his style.

Beth Dunn said...

Love the collection, need to see the Greenbriar

mydesignchic said...

Classic and elegant in every way...adore everything he does!!

Lily Lemontree said...

How delicious are all these frocks?!?!? I adore every single one!

Jen said...

Oh my gosh, this is the best collection I've seen in a long time. Don't even ask me to pick a fave... I would have too hard of a time! Love, Love, Love de la Renta!

Kerr said...

so gorgeous. the last one does remind me of the greenbriar!

Metropolitan Mum said...

Gosh, I LOVE Oscar de la Renta. He is one of my all time favourites!