Oscar de la Renta… The man is infamous for fairytale couture gowns and chic daywear ensembles designed for ladies who lunch, and need to look fabulous while doing so. Resort 09 brings us bold and brightly colored silk separates along with exquisite cocktail dresses and ball gowns, promising ladies that even with a record dropping economy, they will continue to eat cake.
The show opened at 583 Park Avenue with a daywear collection composed of high-waist trousers, shantung skirt suits and printed knee-length dresses in a unique color palette of metallic mustard and chocolate brown contrasted with an almost neon version of blue, green and tangerine silks. More subtle black and white prints were dispersed into the daywear collection and spread into elaborate cocktail and evening gowns.
A few spectacular favorites that screamed Oscar were the knee length ash and longer floor length ocean blue version of a crescent moon shape ruffle gown paired with contrasting gold accessories. The show wraps up with a hot splash of neon color in floor length gowns in soft silk organza.
We can look forward to a resort collection of vibrant color with a juxtaposition of hard and soft silhouettes for the sophisticated princess who is always the bell of the ball. The man knows how to do what he does very well indeed.
Photos courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.