Yesterday, instead of dreading another manic Monday, I spent my morning deeply submerged in the world of Oscar de la Renta Bridal.
This was my very first Bridal show, which I can say was even more magical than a “regular” fashion show. I was one of three photographers given a unprecendented 3+ hours of show access, chosen to “Live Pin” the show on Pinterest. The project totally blew up on twitter, and has resulted in some pretty crazy press.
Everything about the show was beautiful. From the so gorgeous you could cry dresses, to the flowers– and little flower girls– even the always on point musical choices. I’ve long felt that Oscar can do no wrong, but seeing all the lacy, delicate and intricately detailed bridal gowns up close and personal just proved to me what a mastery the man has of his craft. Some of my other favorite designers still have occasional seasons of “misses”. But never, ever Oscar.
I absolutely love love loved that “something blue” was incorporated into the show. As one Pinterest commenter mentioned, a handful of the looks were very “Spanish Royalty”, which Oscar being Oscar, is oh so fitting.
Maybe it’s just my photojournalism education making me want to “keep it real”, but as usual, I’ve just done a subtle brightening of colors. A fashion show isn’t exactly the place to go mad abusing photoshop actions on your photos. And really, everything was already so exquisite, why mess with perfection?
Below, more of my favorites from the Pinterest board, with a few never before seen shots thrown in for good measure.
The variety of styles and fits of the gowns, to me, made the show even better than I had expected!
And now for my favorites:
Never have I heard a show’s audience audibly gasp like they did when the red finale gown appeared on the runway. So very “Queen Isabella, meets Lydia’s wedding gown in Beetlejuice”.
See the full photo set here.
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