Inspiration: The designer didn’t spell it out but there was a clear edge to the collection divided into two beautifully executed parts — swanky but slightly toughed up daywear and glam, frothy looks for evening. The former was new for de la Renta, modern and a breakout from a more conservative ladies-who-lunch looks…think a studded leather suit that clung to every curve.
The vibe: De la Renta shows are always the most posh affairs — a small exclusive gathering of best customers — Barbara Walters among them — and media. The designer sassed up his runway with models donning short, blunt cut wigs kind of reminiscent of Jennifer Lawson’s new ‘do.
Lust-o-meter: A lush white alpaca hand knit sweater topped a fitted and flared leather skirt — what a great look (and what we wouldn't give to own it). Scribble printed cocktail numbers, a dazzling multicolor boucle jacquard short dress with sequins, and the finale dress worn by supermodel Karlie Kloss (she in a black short wig) -- a tower of ruffled tulle with hand painted polka dots.
What the…?: A skunk fur coat was jolting yet in sync with de la Rental’s new ‘tude.
Our take: Luxe glam from the maestro with a new edge. Keep it coming.