Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2011 presentation showcased an elegant Russian and Oriental inspired collection.

It was dramatic and full of luxurious offerings of both textures and colours. The palette consisted of burgundy, blue, emerald green, taupe, black, white and grey.

We saw a lot of fur on hats, hoods, vests and trims on coats.

Classic Oscar cocktail dresses, ladies who lunch dresses, tweed jackets, and gorgeous gowns were also presented.

I loved how the theme would change from nomadic chic to Park Avenue princess at a moment’s notice.

The presentation ended with a finale of stunning gowns which were mostly fitted excluding the silk chiffon ball gown worn by Lindsey Wixson above.

The gowns either had glimmering details or punchy prints.

I was pleasantly surprised by this collection. It wasn’t at all what I expected, but I think that made me love it even more.

Front Row: Anna Wintour

Favourites: multi-coloured sequin patchwork paisley print gown and embroidered jacket paired with leather skirt and fox stole

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Anne Hathaway, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lawrence, Anna Wintour, Lea Michele, Eva Mendes, Kyra Sedgwick, Cameron Diaz, Charlize Theron, Zoe Saldana, Freida Pinto, Rachel Weisz and Jessica Biel