Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012

Oscar de la Renta’s presentation showcased plenty of jewels for fall. Not jewel tones, but actual jewels.

The collection was dominated by jewels, with jewel prints and jewel accents giving the prints a 3D effect.

Each model wore a diamante-accented satin headband and some walked the runway with a bejewelled leather belt.

On a colour palette of sky blue, rose, teal and taupe that we don’t normally associate with fall, we saw the usual elegance we come to associate with Oscar de la Renta but with a surprisingly youthful twist.

We saw shorter hemlines, playful tutus, poufy skirts, cute shift dresses, caplets, chunky cable-knit cardigans and embellished tops paired with skinny pants, which would appeal to the likes of the Fanning sisters, Chloe Moretz and even Alexa Chung.

‘Ladies who lunch’ were treated to metallic tweed suits, cashmere turtlenecks, jacquard knit skirt suits and tweed sheath dresses.

For the red carpet, the gowns ranged from slinky crushed, pleated velvet and beaded column gowns to fairytale-like tulle draped gowns. These frothy creates also on my wish list for Oscar night and any other night. which both have a place on Oscar, and any night.

Key accessories included glittered ankle boots, bow-tie sandals, booties and teardrop-shaped pearl earrings.

Front Row: Minka Kelly

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Chastain, Anna Wintour, Andrea Riseborough, Hilary Swank, Penelope Cruz, Kristin Davis, Emily Blunt, Jessica Biel, Camilla Belle, Elle Fanning, Dakota Fanning, Taylor Swift

Credit: Getty

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5 Responses to Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012

  1. Kaz February 19, 2012 at 05:35 #

    I was about to say I’d die a thousand deaths if Jessica wore that – I see I am not alone! *Crosses fingers and prays for fashion miracle*

  2. Dani February 16, 2012 at 22:16 #

    I would ADORE it if Jessica Chastain wore the dress you’ve picked out for her. Adore it.

    • CreoleLady February 17, 2012 at 07:49 #

      +1. Jessica C too often wears colors that wash her out and silhouettes that do not flatter. This gown addresses both issues – beautifully! I’m neutral on the whole “never wears a clutch” thing, would be happy to overlook it if she wears a dress like this, lol.

  3. EmmaWoodhouse February 16, 2012 at 15:40 #

    Jessica, it is NOT TOO LATE! PLEASE WEAR THAT TEAL GOWN TO THE OSCARS!!!!!!!! WITH A CLUTCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
    In other news…Look 2 for Taylor Swift
    17 for Michelle Williams
    Look 25 for Zoe Saldana
    Look 33 for Duchess Catherine
    Look 45 for Rachel Bilson
    48 for Elle Fanning (+1 FC)
    52 for Tilda Swinton
    54 for Rooney Mara (I would die! :))
    56 for Jessica Chastain (PLEASE!)
    57 for Angelina Jolie
    60 for Anne Hathaway. Or pretty much anybody who likes Princessy things 🙂 Fan Bing Bing?
    61 for Fan Bing Bing 🙂
    Bottom line? I LOVE THIS COLLECTION!!! 😀

    • Shaina February 18, 2012 at 00:02 #

      Completely agree with 45 for Rachel Bilson and I would drop to the ground if Jessica wore that gown. Seriously would be amazing on her!

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