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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I need these.

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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 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