What’s not to love about Led Zeppelin, teased out rock and roll hair, and some of the best evening dresses of the week? Nothing. Brava, Oscar de la Renta. The spring collection managed to be somehow cool, despite a parade of pieces that were, well, uptown as usual. Kashmir could become the preferred soundtrack to Karlie Kloss’ strut. There were sixty-two looks in the show, enough to exhaust the audience, but instead of flou-fatigue, everyone seemed to be excited for more. The debut dresses featured classic embellishments like battenburg lace and broderie anglaise, but in colors such as green, marigold, and red with little white socks and see through high heels, there was nothing uptight about them or those pieces embroidered with bright poppies. A hot pink draped dress in 'rose poly gossamer chiffon', as it was referred to in the show notes, was rather fun, as were the tiny tassels that shivered on dresses when the girls stalked down the runway. A pleated silver changeant lame dress reminded everyone of the 70s starting point, as did a white organza blouse and tiered skirt. There were a few anachronisms, namely a pale pink silk gazar look with blousant sleeves and a court-worthy raised hem, but even though they didn’t fit with the proposed era, they looked pretty good for right now.
There were sixty-two looks in the show, enough to exhaust the audience, but instead of flou-fatigue, everyone seemed to be excited for more.