OSCAR DE LA RENTA SPRING/SUMMER 2015

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Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2015 offering was a magical, floral inspired collection. Of course, one always expects beauty at an Oscar show. But this season, I was even more blown away than usual.

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Working as part of the Live Pinning team for the Oscar PR Girl Pinterest board once again, I spent a glorious 4 hours photographing the backstage, and runway show.

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Oscar de la Renta F/W 2012

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The NY fashion week frenzy may have died down, but now the real excitement begins for me: sorting through all the photos I shot of the collections. Starting with Oscar de la Renta seemed to be a natural choice, with it being one of my favorite collections of the week, and including some of the prettiest photos I shot this season.

I’m always shocked at despite the fact that NYFW can be non-stop craziness, there is such a comforting sense of calm at Oscar. Even during the sometimes hectic backstage prep, models and crew were happy, with not an upset staffer, or single frown in site.

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Teasing hair

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Gucci Westman for REVLON once again created a look that perfectly complimented the girliest collection I’ve seen from Oscar so far. Rosy pink cheeks and lips synced perfectly with the winter pastels, ballerina inspired dresses, and big teased “bobbed” hair style from Orlando Pita.

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The jeweled headbands added the perfect touch to the hair.

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The REVLON lip butters used on models are one of my current beauty faves!

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A fun show surprise: a new line of Oscar de la Renta nail color will debut next Fall!
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After a short chat about “girls who don’t ever smile” with some of the models backstage, they got extra goofy for my camera:

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These two are the absolute cutest

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With only a short time left before the show was to start, I ventured over to the dressing area to get a closer look at the collection:

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This dress was to die for!

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I’ll never get over the embellishment of the garments, and Oscar’s attention to detail

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Season after season, the jewelry and accessories at Oscar’s shows remain constant highlights of my fashion week:
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Perfect ski bunnies

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Last minute touch ups

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I made it back out to the runway just in time!

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This season, I tried something different: shooting the runway with my 50mm lens, to get more of each outfit in the frame. Not sure if I’ll attempt it again next time, but it’s a nice change to see the full look. Because Oscar’s collections are always so impeccable— from head to toe!

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The lens change did provide for some nice accessory shots

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Pastels made for a nice change from the usual winter jewel tones

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It’s definitely worth noting that Oscar continually chooses one of the most diverse group of models of any designer at NY Fashion Week. A fact that I love!

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The (first) show-stopper:
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Oscar’s collections flawlessly mix timelessness with modernity. This season, a new youth-fullness also made an appearance on the runway:
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Out princess-ing even the princess gowns of the S/S ’12 collection

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The way the fabric swirls…

Arizona Muse, in the second show-stopping gown of the night:
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The finale:
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I can only imagine how many yards of material make up this gown’s skirt

It’s easy to see why, of the five Oscar de la Renta shows I’ve photographed so far, this is my hands down favorite. (Followed closely by the Picasso inspired Resort 2012 collection.) I can’t wait to see what comes next!

Fun fact: after the show, we spotted Anna Wintour, who arranged for a personal fitting with Maria Sharapova trying on looks straight off the runway.

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See the full photo set, with over 200 photos here
Or my past seasons of OdlR show coverage, here.

All Photos and Content ®2012 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2012

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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.
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Hair by Brian Buenaventura for Orlo Salon.

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Definitely a hair look I’ll be trying for myself.

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Fresh faced. Makeup by Alice Lane for Jed Root.

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This hat, on one of the ladies working backstage also caught my eye:
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She made it herself, the night before!

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I’d like to steal all of these models’ super cool jackets.

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More tea!

Upstairs a bit later, the show, set to another great soundtrack featuring the likes of Coldplay and Rihanna, began.

One key thing that blew me away– the hats, by Patricia Underwood:
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I loved the updated take on a 1920’s cloche, re-imagined in sheer fabrics.

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The best (and most consistent) thing about Oscar is his attention to detail:
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The extra bows…

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Embellished jacket…

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…and ultra fine crocheted “lace”.

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I don’t think anyone does sheer white blouses better:
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Everything about this screams romance.

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The costume jewelry seriously blows me away every season:
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So many patterns. Yet so perfect!

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I found the “bread loaf” shaped purses a refreshing change from popular handbag styles.

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Golden hoodie dress

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Shake it up.

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Garden party.

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A favorite of mine.

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The highlight of the entire show was the group of long, billowy, relaxed gowns that practically danced down the runway:

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My absolute favorite– this gold gown and embellished jacket:
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See the full photo set here

All Photos ®2011 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost