Oscar de la Renta waits for no one. And why should he? The invitation to his Spring 2015 show stated arrive promptly, and to the dismay of guests who did not heed his warning, look one, a floral guipure skirt with a baby pink check coat, floated down the runway shortly after the clock hit 6:30pm, despite several empty seats in his front row.
After a week of unending delays waiting for bloggers and celebrities to arrive to presentations at their own leisure, Oscar’s attitude was remarkably refreshing – paying tribute to a time when punctuality mattered. What’s more, the small stuffed elephants tucked in bags under his guest’s seats, reminded the A-list audience that the world’s elephant population is at risk due to poachers, another indication that this particular New York Fashion Week show would not be like the others. My mother would call it attention to detail. And from start to finish, de la Renta’s Spring 2015 collection was a gorgeous exercise in the importance of this sentiment.
From silk sateen shorts with laser-cut eyelet scallops (look 13) to a Chinese lamb coat with watercolor botanical embroidery (look 36), de la Renta’s craftsmanship was, well, awe-inducing. Notes of classical music filled the designer’s showroom as standout separates, among the best, look 27, a white and black silk sequin pullover with ostrich feathers and black twill pants, graced the runway before a crescendo of gowns charged forth. From a gold sequin bandeau with a matching ostrich feature embroidered tulle skirt to the black and ivory silk organza gown of look 49, de la Renta’s magnificent display punishingly drove home the point: don’t be late.
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