Thursday, October 14, 2010

I want that one!

For this weeks "I want that one" (dress of the week), I've picked a beauty! Mr Oscar de la Renta is known for unique, decidedly feminine gowns that generally are both modern and reference the past. There is a distinct "European" feel to Oscar de la Renta designs, with layers and layers of fabrics and richly embroidered sheer skirts, that have a master craftsmanship to them. It's like you could imagine generations of women working on metres and metres of fabric together, hand stitching lace to create something truly sentimental for a daughter/granddaughter/niece. There's an art to his dresses that is timeless and jaw droppingly, sigh evokingly beautiful.
Image Source: Oscar de la Renta, Spring 2009 Collection

Now realistically, there are some very lucky people out there in the world which would be able to procure such a dress for their very special day, but for the rest of us, I think this dress is about inspiring a mix between modern fashion trends and ye olde techniques... Or it's just something lovely to look at.  

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