There’s a big part of us that sincerely wishes the world of fashion wasn’t so rarefied. In our perfect world, runway shows and presentations would travel the world like a circus, going from town to town and putting on a show. If people could really see these clothes walk past them mere feet away, they would be blown away by the beauty on display. Pictures on the internet simply don’t come close to the experience of being there.
The collection was presented at the new Oscar de la Renta showroom which gave the attendees a fabulous view of 42nd Street and even though the sky outside was gloomy, the space was intimate and the mood relaxed. Oscar himself wandered around before the show, greeting guests, and he stood at the exit thanking them all as they left. The feeling was warm and inviting and we got to say our hellos and give our airkisses to Nina Garcia and Joe Zee, while we gazed lovingly at Carmen Dell’Orefice from afar and watched Anna Wintour enter and exit the space in her own reserved elevator. We know we sound like silly little pollyannas, but we really did wish all our Bitter Kittens could be there with us.
The collection was inspired by Picasso and Cubism and had the amazing graphic, colorful prints to prove it. Everything was so meticulously detailed and beautiful to look at. We loved the matador influence, with the little jackets and the hats made out of paper. The polka-dot dresses, the gorgeous shades of red and green, the booties and belts – it was all so perfectly styled and impeccably executed; just one beautiful look on a beautiful girl after another. Some of the dresses, with their conspicuous belts and full skirts, seemed like a direct appeal to Michelle Obama, or at least an homage to her personal style. The whole thing was a twelve-minute fashiongasm. Nina asked us afterwards what we thought and the only thing we could manage was a wide-eyed “OhmiGOD.”
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