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Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2011

by habituallychic

12 . 07 . 10
There are many people who suggest that fashion runway shows are a waste of time.  They take a lot of hours and money to plan but result in a twelve minute show. Every time I attend an Oscar de la Renta fashion show, I am reminded of the magic that happens when you see the fashions come down the runway in person.  They are an important event for the editors and buyers because you can’t see in photos the movement of the dresses or the way the light hits the beading and embroidery.  These photos of just some of my favorites from the Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2011 show don’t really do the gorgeous outfits justice but they give you an idea of just some of the magic I saw yesterday.  Pre-fall collections as well as resort usually stay a little under the radar and always offer options that you don’t see over played in every magazine.  It’s too bad we’ll have to wait for them though, I saw some fabulous options for the holidays!

Photos from Style.com

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  1. Teresa at Splendid Sass December 7, 2010 | 3:50 pm

    Love, love love his designs. I love the fur jacket especially.
    Have a nice day, Heather.

  2. jones December 7, 2010 | 4:14 pm

    I love these clothes…the colors, femininity, classics: all!! Mary

  3. Victoria December 7, 2010 | 4:15 pm

    I have a fur fetish recently too. Must shake off the desire to spend my enitre life savings on Derek Lam and Oscar.


  4. Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ December 7, 2010 | 4:27 pm

    he has such elegant designs!

    *kiss kiss*
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

  5. Christina December 7, 2010 | 4:34 pm

    I agree. Although I have never actually seen one live. I just love the green with the little touch of red in the shoes in the top photo and the black frilly dresses.

  6. Ulla December 7, 2010 | 4:53 pm

    maybe next time…. I am always in the city, we should meet sometimes, I’d be delighted!
    you are a great writer btw.

  7. Ivânia Santos (Diamond) December 7, 2010 | 5:26 pm

    Beautiful collection!!

    love it <33

  8. Main Line Chic December 7, 2010 | 6:40 pm

    I ADORE that fur vest. She looks super chic!!

  9. Luciane From HomeBunch.com December 7, 2010 | 7:26 pm

    Oh, my! I truly love it. If you buy pieces like those you will be able to wear it in 10 years again and never will look out of fashion… they’re classic!

    Good job, Heather.


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  10. mydesignchic December 7, 2010 | 7:44 pm

    No one does fashion better…the first short black dress is absolutely fabulous!! His clothing…timeless and elegant.

  11. Cassandra December 7, 2010 | 8:47 pm

    simply love Oscar – and your blog.

  12. Belle de Ville December 8, 2010 | 2:12 am

    Finally Oscar brought the hemlines down to the knee. I might be tempted to buy something from this collection.
    I adore that peacock/teal color.

  13. Inspiration December 8, 2010 | 2:35 am

    Such beautiful mastery and elegance! And the shoes, the shoes! They are feminine and are not like the horse hoof design of late, rather a pretty exclamation point to a gorgeous outfit. Thanks for sharing!

  14. CB December 8, 2010 | 1:09 pm

    Lovely. And what goes on inside the dresses is even more of a marvel. I don’t think most American designers even try to reach this level of craftsmanship.

  15. jvw home December 8, 2010 | 1:59 pm

    Lovin’ this line….the feminine dresses…so reminiscent of the 50’s….and that fur outfit is beautiful!

  16. dagmara December 8, 2010 | 3:17 pm

    He is the best. I can’t find a single thing wrong with any of these outfits and I love the third from bottom especially. everything looks timeless but current too. He and Valentino make the best gowns imo and I hope one day I am lucky enough to at least own one.

  17. Style Maniac December 8, 2010 | 5:36 pm


  18. Alice Olive December 8, 2010 | 6:11 pm

    Yes, Oscar is my of my favourites for the immaculate and lady-like.

  19. Cherish December 8, 2010 | 6:22 pm

    All those tiny belted waists – it’s definitely time for me to get back to the Wii Fit program!!
    The strong teals and corals are stunning beyond words. Everything Oscar does leaves me breathless.

  20. Barnwood Urbanist December 8, 2010 | 9:59 pm

    The fur vest with the leggings is the bomb!

  21. Eileen December 9, 2010 | 4:10 am

    Stunning! Oscar de la Renta is such an amazing designer. You’re so lucky you got to attend the fashion show in person. Thanks for sharing all the fab photos.