Really, what can I say that hasn’t been said before (and by someone much more eloquent than I) about Oscar de la Renta? Decades of designs later, and he’s still managing to impress us all.
Each season, Oscar re-interprets classics, while mixing in dashes of what’s new and fresh. Usually while indulging in a few of my favorite things– sheer fabrics, sequins, and bright jewel tones along the way. There were a lot of all 3 in the pre-fall collection. With a few new stand out show favorites for me as well.
Backstage pre-show I found the usual calm of an Oscar show. Models sipped tea while having their cheeks rouged and hair pinned into one of the coolest, yet simplest buns I’ve ever seen.
Hair by Brian Buenaventura for Orlo Salon.
Definitely a hair look I’ll be trying for myself.
Upstairs a bit later, the show, set to another great soundtrack featuring the likes of Coldplay and Rihanna, began.
I loved the updated take on a 1920’s cloche, re-imagined in sheer fabrics.
The highlight of the entire show was the group of long, billowy, relaxed gowns that practically danced down the runway:
See the full photo set here
All Photos ®2011 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost