OSCAR DE LA RENTA FALL/WINTER 2015

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Fall 2015 marked the first show for the Oscar de la Renta brand, since the loss of it’s beloved namesake last October.

A veil of secrecy hung around the premiere of new Creative Director Peter Copping’s runway debut. No backstage access was granted this season, security was tighter, and the venue itself was darker, making the whole thing feel shrouded in mystery.

Oscar’s absence was like a hole in the room. Gone was the light, Joie de vivre most usually found at ODLR shows. But all was not lost: replacing it was a new sense of maturity, sexiness, and glamour, that made me feel more as if I was at a show somewhere like Milan, and not New York. Shiny, and new. Different.

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Yet while things were drastically changed from seasons past, they were not bad. Reminders of Oscar staples were everywhere. Suit jackets, the big gowns, floral prints, and impeccable accessories.

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SNEAK PEEK FALL/WINTER 2015 DAY SEVEN

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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 Fall/Winter 2014

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One of the shows I look forward to the most each season is Oscar de la Renta. I photograph a lot of shows, but every time I attend an ODLR show, I feel like I am truly witnessing something magical, rarely seen on the runways of New York Fashion Week.

As with the last few seasons, I arrived a few hours before the show to photograph the backstage preparations (and the show!) for the official Oscar PR Girl Pinterest page. Seeing how much care and detail goes into every aspect of the show is always pretty amazing. Not only are the clothes and models beautiful, but the little things like how the hair and makeup, accessories, styling, and even music all come together just blows my mind.

Below, some (ok, a lot!) of my favorite moments from show day:

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This season, models showcased a unique choppy hair style (custom trimmed wigs!).

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Gucci Westman preps Karlie Kloss for the show.

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OSCAR DE LA RENTA S/S 2014

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Every fashion week I over-commit myself, do too much, and wear myself down. But it’s soooo much fun, it’s worth the fact that I seem to get sick every.single.season. This time, luckily it didn’t happen until after NYFW ended. But it definitely kicked my butt. I’m finally feeling better, and ready to share some of my experiences and photos from my tenth season of NYFW!

What better to start with, than Oscar de la Renta?

I never feel like my words, or limited fashion vocabulary can truly do an Oscar show justice. But I’m happy to say the Spring/Summer ’14 collection once again blew me away. Oscar is a designer who creates clothing that nearly every type of woman could wear, regardless of age, or personal style. From ball gowns to suits, it’s all there! Including quite a few numbers I wish I owned myself.

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Oscar checking the seating arrangements pre-show.

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So many smiles backstage at Oscar.

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One of my favorite looks from the collection.

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The show finale:

See the full 200+ photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2013 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2013

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Yesterday evening, I photographed my ninth Oscar de la Renta show. That’s right, ninth! It seems crazy to think a few years ago, I was only dreaming about fashion week. And now I get to photograph so many of my favorite designers– something I never thought would happen!

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One great thing about Odlr shows is how many times a year they occur. I like to say it “keeps me on my toes”, having shows scattered throughout the year (bridal, resort, etc) instead of suddenly finding myself getting back into the swing of things twice a year. Like many of the previous shows, a small group of photographers, (including me!) live-pinned the show on Pinterest. Or well, tried to. Pinterest wasn’t cooperating last night, so many of my images are still being added. But despite the hectic-ness of internet failures, and later, some lens drama, the show went relatively smoothly. And as usual, it was incredibly beautiful.

I always manage to find my favorite dress within the first few moments backstage. This show was no different:
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Oscar de la Renta S/S 2013

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Every day, I feel privileged to be able to do what I love for a living, but some days are just more magical than others. Whenever it’s time for an Oscar de la Renta show (which now happens around five times a year, for me!), I revert back to feeling like a little girl, surrounded by beautiful gowns and accessories. It has to be one of the closest things to feeling like a real live princess a New Yorker can experience!

I find I’m always more partial, in general, to spring and summer collections. Maybe it’s the brighter colors, or breezier fabrics. But this spring, Oscar totally blew me away. The impeccable styling, color choices, unexpected use of latex fabric, and even the rainbow hair was so fresh and inspiring in a world where so many designers seem to have lost their way.

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I “live-pinned” the show for the brand over on the official OscarPRGirl Pinterest page. So my evening began a few hours pre-show, backstage:

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One of the first people I ran into, Karlie Kloss

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I will never, ever get tired of pink…

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or floaty fabrics

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The perfect rosy lip color, by Revlon

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One of my favorite things about the SS13 show was the streaks of colorful hair extensions, peeking out from the models’ up-do’s

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I lost track of the number of people who told me my hair matched the models’

At one point while navigating my way through the crowded backstage, I turned around and found myself unexpectedly blocking Oscar’s path. As I was about to excuse myself, he reached up, pet my dyed blue bangs, and said “I need your hair for the show!”.

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Of course I had to document the matching hair. But I now see how tired I looked by day six of nyfw

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