Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 Collection

Posted on September 15, 2011

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 Collection

Darlings, you know how we always say “Here’s your pretty for the day?” Well, here’s your pretty for the month. With Oscar de la Renta, it’s all-pretty, all the time. If there’s such a thing as aggressively pretty, than this collection is it. Oscar’s collections don’t follow the trends because trendiness isn’t the goal; beauty is. You’ll see bright, vibrant spring colors here, but they’re not always the agreed-upon colors of the season. Yes, there are yellows, pinks and chartreuse, like we’ve been seeing all over the runways, but the yellows are sunnier and the pinks are paler and in between them are gorgeous shades of red, blues both pale and vivid and that stunning kelly green you see above. The silhouettes range from fitted and body conscious to exuberant and floaty. LOVE the embroidered florals, the battenburg lace, the gauzey white and off-white gowns, and the impeccable suits. Truth be told, we love it all. It’s such a cliche to say this, but it’s more true of Oscar de la Renta than pretty much any other designer: he knows how to make a woman look and feel beautiful. It’s his life’s work and it shows with every piece.

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 Collection

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 Collection

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 Collection

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 Collection

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 Collection

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 Collection

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 Collection

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 Collection

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 Collection

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 Collection

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Getty]

    • http://twitter.com/iJenmac Jennifer McClory

      I’d give my right leg for the bottom-middle dress.  Of course, I’d probably have to lose my right leg just to fit in it…  Gorgeous collection though!

      • Anonymous

        I’d also love to see Shelley O in that one!

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Her First Ladyship would look awesomely hot in it!

          • Anonymous

            she’d look awesome in a LOT of this collection… i’m betting she’ll be seen out and about in one of the yellows (my money: 6th row, left), maybe the blue-and-yellow patterned dress, and maybe even the green-striped, fitted sleeveless number (2nd row from bottom, left). she does love a sleeveless tho the season’s running out, so a coat or cardi would be in order ~ also faves of hers.

    • Anonymous

      I love every outfit and equally hate just about every pair of shoes shown.

      • Anonymous

        Speaking of shoes…I don’t give a rat’s behind WHO says so, but heels with socks – as seen here on quite a few models-  is just a big NO.

        • Anonymous

          I very much disagree.

        • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

          Beh! Suddenly my “Like” button won’t work. Anyway, I agree, and I expect better from a designer like de la Renta. There are so many wonderful dresses here, but they’re styled like a ZZ Top video.

        • Anonymous

          There’s a very valid exception, though — handknitted socks, which are always gorgeous with heels. 

          • Anonymous

            I have to agree with addicted to glamor on this one.  They never look good on anyone over the age of 10.

          • Anonymous

            I have to agree with addicted to glamor on this one.  They never look good on anyone over the age of 10.

          • http://dandelion.livejournal.com/ Jenna

            No. Handknitted socks rarely look good on anyone in any circumstances; they look lumpy and thick and give people cankles. And I’m a knitter.

      • Anonymous

        Speaking of shoes…I don’t give a rat’s behind WHO says so, but heels with socks – as seen here on quite a few models-  is just a big NO.

      • Anonymous

        Speaking of shoes…I don’t give a rat’s behind WHO says so, but heels with socks – as seen here on quite a few models-  is just a big NO.

      • Anonymous

        Speaking of shoes…I don’t give a rat’s behind WHO says so, but heels with socks – as seen here on quite a few models-  is just a big NO.

    • http://twitter.com/thedogsmother thedogsmother

      Even if she has (gasp!) boobs and (horrors!) hips!! Hide JoshM’s eyes!

      • pdobiel

        Ha!  WORD!  (I am so not looking forward to tonite’s ep.)  Love.Everything!  I like that all the models aren’t stick thin & that almost all the designs shown a “real” woman can wear.

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      Boys, that’s the wine talking. There are a few decent dresses in there, but the gold cat suit? Even Halle Berry isn’t going to pull that off. As for the lace jacket and skirt set, I think Barbie first wore that in 1970. I see her pink and black reject gown from the early 90s up there too. I will take the first two red dresses, though.

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        No, that’s just good taste talking.

        • Anonymous

          Oh snap! :) I think the deal here is that this collection has pieces women of all ages and a number of different style viewpoints might want to wear. As a result, though, it’s not ALL going to appeal to any one person.

        • Anonymous

          wow you guys really are bitter kittens

        • http://twitter.com/sockandaphone Gaby

          OH SNAP!

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        No, that’s just good taste talking.

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        No, that’s just good taste talking.

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        No, that’s just good taste talking.

      • http://www.facebook.com/aaronfrey9 Aaron Frey

        I have to agree that the gold cat suit is really hideous. And the styling is horrible. Socks with heels?? And that hair!  But that could just be my diet pill talking.

    • Anonymous

      Some of it I really like, some of it I really hate, and some of it looks like my grandmother’s sofa from 1963. And her drapes.

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous, as always. He is my favorite aspirational designer. I love it that he doesn’t follow the herd.

      –GothamTomato

      • Anonymous

        I have a stupid question. How does the herd know where to run?
        I mean, does the créme de la créme of designers have biannual clandestine meetings where they spin the wheel of colours and count the hits? Or do the fabric makers hold all the power? I just realised, I have no clue. You’d think 9 seasons of PR would have some educational value…

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous, as always. He is my favorite aspirational designer. I love it that he doesn’t follow the herd.

      –GothamTomato

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous, as always. He is my favorite aspirational designer. I love it that he doesn’t follow the herd.

      –GothamTomato

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous, as always. He is my favorite aspirational designer. I love it that he doesn’t follow the herd.

      –GothamTomato

    • Sobaika Mirza

      I would seriously consider murder just wear some of this. So dreamy!

    • Sobaika Mirza

      I would seriously consider murder just wear some of this. So dreamy!

    • Sobaika Mirza

      I would seriously consider murder just wear some of this. So dreamy!

    • Sobaika Mirza

      I would seriously consider murder just wear some of this. So dreamy!

    • Rebecca Johnson

      Ooooo, I don’t know. If a model can’t make a dress look beautiful, or even flattering (see second from top, far left – among others), what hope do the rest of us have?

      And this all looks like stuff that we’ve seen before.

    • Rebecca Johnson

      Ooooo, I don’t know. If a model can’t make a dress look beautiful, or even flattering (see second from top, far left – among others), what hope do the rest of us have?

      And this all looks like stuff that we’ve seen before.

    • Rebecca Johnson

      Ooooo, I don’t know. If a model can’t make a dress look beautiful, or even flattering (see second from top, far left – among others), what hope do the rest of us have?

      And this all looks like stuff that we’ve seen before.

    • Rebecca Johnson

      Ooooo, I don’t know. If a model can’t make a dress look beautiful, or even flattering (see second from top, far left – among others), what hope do the rest of us have?

      And this all looks like stuff that we’ve seen before.

      • Anonymous

        Hah, my eye caught on the same dress! It’s making a model look like she’s got stomach chub, which I’m SURE she doesn’t. He could at least have let her wear a bra.

        • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

          Is that a dress or a catsuit? I thought it was a catsuit, but now I’m not sure. No matter, it’s horrible.

          • Anonymous

            It looks like the onesies some strict religious sects wear under their clothes to protect their bodies from accidental touching. Only those probably aren’t glittery.

            • Anonymous

              That is hilarious.  Creepy, but hilarious.

            • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

              Hahahaha!

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      Lots to like here. Another random fashion question: Since designers work independently from one another, how do certain colors, styles, etc. become trends? I don’t understand how many of them gravitate towards similar things around the same period of time. I am genuinely curious about this.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Because there really are people who decide this stuff in advance.  They get paid scary amounts of money to track trends and forecast what will be the next hot set of colors, shapes, people and things.  Of course, those at the top of the design industry in every arm of it get to weigh in, but it all comes down to a very special set of folks with the moxie to put it all together, and then disseminate the information to the designers for incorporation into production.

        • Sobaika Mirza

          Sounds true. Almost like Meryl Streep’s cerulean speech in The Devil Wears Prada.

        • Anonymous

          Wow. Totally missed that before I posted. Thanks!
          Is there a must read insider account or a tell-all that gives a bit of insight?
          Maybe those scouts have the clandestine meetings? I’m afraid I’m rather fond of the idea.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            I imagine black painted vans full of skulking fashion whores listening in to conversations in lofts in SOMA in SF and SOHO in NYC.

      • Sobaika Mirza

        I think there’s a sort of cultural sway that happens, they react to the world. We go to war, they look to escapist styles that transport to a much less dreary world. The economy tanks, they attempt to appeal to a wider customer base. Too many architectural shapes en vogue? Respond with flowier, 70′s inspired looks. 

        That’s my hypothesis anyway. I have no clue how specific shades all at once appear everywhere.

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      Lots to like here. Another random fashion question: Since designers work independently from one another, how do certain colors, styles, etc. become trends? I don’t understand how many of them gravitate towards similar things around the same period of time. I am genuinely curious about this.

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      Lots to like here. Another random fashion question: Since designers work independently from one another, how do certain colors, styles, etc. become trends? I don’t understand how many of them gravitate towards similar things around the same period of time. I am genuinely curious about this.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      ah
      ah
      ah,…
      no words
      pretty overload
      must lay down

      • Anonymous

        just wanted to say i love your name!

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Awwww thanks a lot!
          Gimme an explanation on the origin of yours!

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      ah
      ah
      ah,…
      no words
      pretty overload
      must lay down

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      ah
      ah
      ah,…
      no words
      pretty overload
      must lay down

    • Anonymous

      I suspect alot of the ones I’m meh on played much better in person.  Nevertheless, there are some to-die-for dresses in that bunch, even though I’d never in a million years be able to either afford, or have a place to wear them.

    • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

      I want that first red dress. Va va va voom!

    • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

      I want that first red dress. Va va va voom!

    • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

      I want that first red dress. Va va va voom!

    • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

      I want that first red dress. Va va va voom!

    • Alyson Lamble

      I really especially love the vertically-striped belted sheath and the lime green v-neck gown (though maybe not with quite so high a slit, of course). What I DO NOT love is the fact that damn near every model looks like she stuck her finger in a wall outlet prior to walking the runway.  Frizz is unattractive.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Actually the hair styling is one of my only quibbles here.  The “I fried my hair with a bad home perm” thing is so not working for me.

        • Anonymous

          I love that fried home perm look.  This is because I hit my beauty peak in the 80′s.  I know it’s bad, but I still respond to that.  

    • Anonymous

      I need the first look in row 9 NOW, please!

      • Anonymous

        I’m a big fan of that and the similar one in green. Fabulous!

    • Anonymous

      It also seems like he’s willing to work with models who occasionally eat something. I mean, occasionally, obviously. Not, like, ALL THE TIME. But at least sometimes.

      • Anonymous

        Actually, I’ve seen from a few designers (Christian Siriano comes to mind) with models having a little more meat on the bones than shows past. It’s definitely a refreshing, needed change.

    • Anonymous

      Can’t wait to see [5th row, center] in every fashion editorial from now until Christmas.

      • Anonymous

        I  normally hate that sort of “romantic” dress, but you have to admit, it is so perfectly done.

    • Anonymous

      There is an awful lot of love given to these outfits. I think I’d wear all of these if I’d had a room with nothing but money stuffed in it.

      But yes, must agree, the shoes are horrendous.

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      The pink and black gown and the yellow and white one make me want to cry, but not in a good way. Also – cat suit? Yikes to all three of those things.

      There is lots of pretty though, and some of these pieces are really fun. I especially love the white dress with the roses and white and blue dress in the bottom row.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VA5XLSF3QRELSC3MUFSXLP4EIE rebecca

        Thank you. I agree.

    • Anonymous

      I have some quibbles which originate mostly from the use of chartreuse (hate it even when I can make it rhyme) but man oh man, are there some beautiful things in this collection!  I wish I had some place to wear any of those gowns.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, except for the gold knit(?) dress/jumpsuit–when you can see a model’s tummy you know it’s wrong. Still just loving the beautiful colors over all.

    • corinna kimball

      This is an unusually easy collection to play press appearance/red carpet/editorial with.

      • Anonymous

        My thought exactly, at least half of these will be on either a major award show red carpet or lower key press junket movie premiere in short order.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Cat suit?  People keep talking about a cat suit. I can’t find one among these images.  The only thing that looks close is the pale beige knitted dress on the second row, left.  Looking at it quickly it seems like pants, but its actually either bias cut or knitted material. Am I nuts?  Or am I missing something entirely?

      • Anonymous

        I don’t see the catsuit either.  I think they mean the clingy caftan.

        I never thought I’d see the day TLo proclaimed love for any kind of lace!

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        Yep, 2nd row left. But as I said above, now I’m not sure. I’m thinking it’s her position when the photo was taken that makes it look like a catsuit.

      • Anonymous

        I thought it was a cat suit too – but it’s just the photograph angle.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QL5AE7IVUQKR3E5O737762VTBM Jeffrey

      as I was looking through it, it either read old-lady or renaissance fair : not my favorite from him

    • Anonymous

      paging Cate Blanchett’s stylist – 10th row, middle dress.  Please make that happen, STAT!

    • Anonymous

      Boy, there’s a lot there.  I mean, so many varied styles and silhouettes.  I love all the color.  Some of these I don’t like, but on the whole these are beautiful.  His “chartreuse” is more like “celery” which I like much better.  I love green, and those green pieces are pretty much fantastic.

    • Anonymous

      Very pretty, indeed:)

    • M Carlson

      This collection has made me realize that if I ever become rich and horrible, I’m buying his stuff. This is fabulous – every piece.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

      I LOVE this collection.  Impeccable.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

      I LOVE this collection.  Impeccable.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

      I LOVE this collection.  Impeccable.

    • Anonymous

      I mostly love it, except for those 2 poof-sleeve ball gowns that look like they came from a costume party in the other room. The fringe is gorgeous and the knitwear is gorgeous.

    • Anonymous

      I mostly love it, except for those 2 poof-sleeve ball gowns that look like they came from a costume party in the other room. The fringe is gorgeous and the knitwear is gorgeous.

    • Anonymous

      I mostly love it, except for those 2 poof-sleeve ball gowns that look like they came from a costume party in the other room. The fringe is gorgeous and the knitwear is gorgeous.

    • Margot Brose

      Oscar de la WERQ!

    • Anonymous

      if ever a harem pant could be ok on the red carpet, row 15 right, would be the one!  

    • Anonymous

      if ever a harem pant could be ok on the red carpet, row 15 right, would be the one!  

    • Anonymous

      Be still my heart, such a beautiful collection.

    • Anonymous

      Be still my heart, such a beautiful collection.

    • Anonymous

      love

    • Anonymous

      love

    • http://profiles.google.com/minxie1418 Audrey Blaschke

      I’d love to see Cate Blanchett in the dress on the right, 12 rows down. :)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BARN2K234KUKPF5RACXYEFZ4HI Maggie

      SO MANY dresses here are just to die. The short pink feathered dress and that gorgeous yellow sundress with the bustier detail especially. And I predict we will see the pink fringe dress (8th row right) on the red carpet very soon. I love the full skirts with the lace tops, the yellow especially, but I wonder if a stylist would really put their client in one.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VA5XLSF3QRELSC3MUFSXLP4EIE rebecca

      Sorry, but the big puffy sleeves are really off-putting. I’m seeing too many Social X-rays of the 80s in them. I feel like I’m looking at an old WWD. Bur some stuff I like. The penultimate dress is cute.

    • Anonymous

      With the exception of the black and pink scarlett o’hara one, i am totally in LOVE with this collection.  the colors, the softness and even the puffy sleeves.  i also love love the styling, but i love big messy hair.   YAY!

    • http://twitter.com/theorymeg Megan K.

      :: jaw dropping ::  Gorgeous!!  And how I covet that yellow blouse with the white and floral skirt.  COVET COVET COVET.

    • Anonymous

      Chartreuse gown, fifth down on the right. I don’t have the figure. I can’t wear that color. I don’t go anywhere that would permit me to wear gowns. I don’t care – WANT!!

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous collection. Agreed about Oscar; he’s one-of-a-kind.

      I pretty much love all of the dresses here, except that yellow and white poofy-sleeved number and the pink and black princess thing, which I think are both pretty hideous.

       

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Stephens-Bassett/1503492602 Karen Stephens Bassett

      Fur…no.  Harem pants…no.  Socks with heels…no.  But everything else…YES!

    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.podell Michael Podell

      those puffy sleeves look like giant prunes!

    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.podell Michael Podell

      pretty prunes maybe… but prunes nonetheless. also omg tlo if youre reading this I shared the miss universe posts with so many people and laughed so hard at your captions!!!

    • Judy_J

      How could you not feel beautiful wearing these clothes?  I especially love the sheath dresses, all of them.  Especially that black dress with the white tassels.

    • Anonymous

      I want all of these. Except the black sleeveless dress with the tampons sewn onto it.

      • Anonymous

        That reminds me of the Balenciaga dress with ermine seen on this page: http://suzysays.net/2011/05/magnifico/

    • Anonymous

      I expect we’ll see J Lo in those green harem pants & feather top…

    • vicki

      Take out that second row, especially the catsuit, and I like something in just about all of them. Love the black lace over the gorgeous colored skirts, and that electric blue about halfway through. Oh, and the beige-y skirt and sweater on the left in the third row. Pretty, pretty, pretty!

    • Annie Leung

      Art directors must be squeeing with joy right now, these would all make fabulous pieces for editorials! I want everything that has red in it (yes everything). Shelley O would look stunning in some of these and I think, just maybe if she were willing, so would the Duchess of Cambridge (those little shifts look right up her alley)!

      • Anonymous

        Oh me, too – I love everything red!

    • Anonymous

      SQUEEEEAAAALLL!!! Love it all so much.  When I win the lottery . . . .

    • Anonymous

      gorge

    • MilaXX

      very pretty. I hope we see lots of this collection on the RC

    • Anonymous

      I just can’t take the puffed sleeves, especially off the shoulder.  Too Anne of Green Gables for me.  Everything else, though, I’ll take to go!

    • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

      I LOVE some of the pieces, and even the ones I don’t love, I can’t help but say, “Wow.”

    • Anonymous

      I would do terrible, unspeakable things to get my hands on this collection.

    • Aiste Griciute

      That’s it! Now I want a princess gown. *Pout* What I would give to get one of these…

    • Anonymous

      ODLR is the MAN!!  Seriously, he is the pinnacle of eqsuitite American design.  Even the peices that aren’t neccesarily to my taste are so well done and executed that they are still works of art.  Some of the evening gowns venture into the Marchesa territory but are so much more tasteful and understated they work better than anything Georgy girl sends down the runway. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/gina.rook Gina Knox Rook

      that yellow gown with the puffy sleeves… pretty sure that’s an exact replica of Belle’s gown from Beauty and the Beast

    • Anonymous

      When I wake one morning to find that my dream of being a Pretty Pretty Princess has finally come true, THESE will be my clothes.

      Plus, I think one of the gowns has given me the solution to a quilt design problem I was having.  Bonus!!

    • http://twitter.com/sockandaphone Gaby

      Me and my mom just love this guy, he knows exactly how to make a girl look beautiful. I saw the live stream show with my mom and we were just gawking like crazy at all the dressed. ADORE that white dress with the blue applique, stunning. The colors are great. 

    • Anonymous

      I add my voice to the question, how do designers agree, know, are in on “the agreed-upon colors of the season”?

      • Anonymous

        Pantone makes a lot of money “forecasting” colors for designers etc.

        • Anonymous

          So it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy, then.

    • Anonymous

      Very beautiful, feminine, and strong. I can”t say I love all the pieces individually, but the overall look and feel of this collection is phenomenal. Love his work.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, I really like this collection aside from the pink and black cotillion gown.  My favorite pieces are the dresses with the floral motifs.  So fresh.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, I really like this collection aside from the pink and black cotillion gown.  My favorite pieces are the dresses with the floral motifs.  So fresh.

    • Anonymous

      i haven’t read all the comments, so i’d bet someone’s already mentioned this, but i’m drawing some serious parallels between christian siriano’s show and this one… truth be told, despite his mcqueen/avante garde upbringing, i can see him going in a de la renta-y direction in the long-term.

    • Anonymous

      i haven’t read all the comments, so i’d bet someone’s already mentioned this, but i’m drawing some serious parallels between christian siriano’s show and this one… truth be told, despite his mcqueen/avante garde upbringing, i can see him going in a de la renta-y direction in the long-term.

    • Anonymous

      Lush and lovely. It must have been amazing to see this collection up close and in person. I imagine there are oodles of details that a camera just isn’t able to capture. Even the pieces I’m not quite so crazy about probably look a million times better up close. Gorgeous.

    • Anonymous

      Lush and lovely. It must have been amazing to see this collection up close and in person. I imagine there are oodles of details that a camera just isn’t able to capture. Even the pieces I’m not quite so crazy about probably look a million times better up close. Gorgeous.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll be reaaaaaaally interested to see who attempts the gowns with the medieval-esque shapes on the RC.  They look gorgeous on the models, but they are going to be VERY hard to pull off, I think.  

    • Anonymous

      I’ll be reaaaaaaally interested to see who attempts the gowns with the medieval-esque shapes on the RC.  They look gorgeous on the models, but they are going to be VERY hard to pull off, I think.  

    • Susan Crawford

      We’ll be seeing these looks at premieres, on carpets red, blue and all colors of the spectrum, and T Lo will be handing out WERQ’s to a few gals who really rock these fabulous styles. That pink off the shoulder ballgown is to DIE for. A magnificent collection by a real maestro of chic!

    • Anonymous

      Not just pretty–highly innovative as well.  A number of these looks felt brand new, even if they appropriated elements from bygone eras.  Quite fresh, modern, and avant-garde, as a spring collection should be.  My only critique might be that the collection doesn’t feel very cohesive.  But if it’s this pretty, does that really matter?

    • Anonymous

      A few that I dislike, but so many more that I overwhelmingly love. I forgive him for not wearing a belt and tie the other day.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michelle-Shields/1200782178 Michelle Shields

      love ALMOST everything! the ballgowns are too much froo froo for my taste.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michelle-Shields/1200782178 Michelle Shields

      love ALMOST everything! the ballgowns are too much froo froo for my taste.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michelle-Shields/1200782178 Michelle Shields

      love ALMOST everything! the ballgowns are too much froo froo for my taste.

    • Anonymous

      All that fringe flappin’ away reminds me of an afghan hound trotting around at a dog show. I love the sleeveless dresses and the lime green/yellow gown The colors are wonderful, but much of the collection looks overdone.

    • Anonymous

      Lovely, lovely, lovely.  And because he knows his clientele  and treats them like grown up women, no fancy underpants!

    • Anonymous

      Although there are certainly more flashy pieces in the collection, I just can’t stop looking at the little skirt suit with the celery-colored blouse (Row 9, center).  I am not digging the the dust ruffle on the yellow sundress, or the fur shrug-y thing, but damn the other 95% or so is scrumptious.

    • Anonymous

      Although there are certainly more flashy pieces in the collection, I just can’t stop looking at the little skirt suit with the celery-colored blouse (Row 9, center).  I am not digging the the dust ruffle on the yellow sundress, or the fur shrug-y thing, but damn the other 95% or so is scrumptious.

    • Anonymous

      Simply dreamy!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Luke-Thomas/100001097142086 Luke Thomas

      I really enjoythe  two white cocktail dresses (red embroidered and blue (lace?) applique.  One of the most impressive things about the collection  is that it is cohesive and yet has a huge range sillouettes, colors, and formality.  I also enjoyed the color trend commentary!

    • http://twitter.com/pinup_ghoul Pinup Ghoul

      I love all of the day looks and want them in my closet NOW. Ditto for several of the evening looks, but I have significantly less use for them.

      Clothesgasm.

    • http://twitter.com/pinup_ghoul Pinup Ghoul

      I love all of the day looks and want them in my closet NOW. Ditto for several of the evening looks, but I have significantly less use for them.

      Clothesgasm.

    • Anonymous

      It’s interesting that in the space of one collection I had so many swoon moments but also a whole bunch of “Ewww yuck” moments. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326120071 Gaby Ripoll

      Hm. The lemon prints look a little derivative of last year’s Stella McCartney spring prints. 

    • akprincess72

      Some of this stuff I just LOVE.

    • Anonymous

      What an eclectic collection. Some of the daywear is kinda dowdy.  Some of the gowns are pretty fabulous. That yellow flowered gown looks like a fashion class challenge to make a gown out of a tablecloth. 

    • D Devious

      Wow. Just, wow. I think the most fun for me has been to look at each one and play, “Guess the personality who would wear this.” For example, second row, first dress on the left screamed Goldie Hawn to me. :)

      • Anonymous

        Yes, so long as she doesn’t eat for a week. If you imbibe so much as a pea, it will show in the dress for sure.

    • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

      J’Adore!  

    • Anonymous

      I have neither the life nor the bankroll for the chartreuse gown (5th row, right), but I’m having fun imagining that I do.

    • Beth G

      Gorg!!!!  My only comment is that I see a collection like this, and then I think about PR when they judge collections and are always yapping about there being a “theme” in the collection and they have to relate to each other, and I have to say I see about 5 different themes here…..

      • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

        Keep in mind, this is 60 looks; a Project Runway contestant has far fewer looks with which to tell his/her story. With extensive collections like this, it’s always better to look at it as an entire volume of poetry, whereas a small collection is more like a single sonnet. There are more thematic threads at play in a collection like this, whereas a small show needs to have more cohesion.

    • Anonymous

      So beautiful.   Thank you for that!

    • http://twitter.com/wrenaria Kimmy Hescock

      So much pretty! I’d like to take that knee-length sundress home, please.

    • Anonymous

      Most of it looks more dated than retro. Not feeling a lot of this  old fashiony stuff AT ALL! Nope.

    • Lisa

      Oh, that whole collection is AMAZING!  Just so gorgeous!

    • Anonymous

      oscar always brings it! but the shoes and the hair – eh! 

    • Anonymous

      Mmmm, that knit chartreuse dress. I don’t love it all, but I love enough of it. So eclectic!

    • http://twitter.com/mme_hardy MadameHardy

      I want the pink/black brocade fairy-princess dress SOOOOOOOOO much.  So much.   Can I be 22 and rich now?