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Oscar de la Renta Fall 2014: Tale of two pretties

A model walks the runway at the Oscar

A model walks the runway at the Oscar De La Renta fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 on Feb. 11, 2014, in New York City. Credit: Getty Images / Slaven Vlasic

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.


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