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Luxurious Lace & Feisty Furs: Cinderella’s Closet Walks the Runway @ de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta greets the crowd at the finale of his AW '14 runway show.
Oscar de la Renta greets the crowd at the finale of his AW '14 runway show.
Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

By Nicole Forbis

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta delivered another stunning collection this season at New York Fashion Week. Born in the Dominican Republic, de la Renta moved to Madrid to study painting at the age of 18. However, fashion quickly became his muse and he has become one of the dominant names in haute couture since the 1960’s.

Seen as the epitome of every-woman’s designer, de la Renta consistently delivers designs that fit and flatter nearly every body type (even us curvy Latinas!) and this collection was no different. As if Oscar walked into Cinderella’s closet and pulled out his favorite pieces, this collection reminds us of pure elegance from daytime pencil skirts with chic oversized sweaters, to smartly tailored peplum business suits, to gowns fit for a royal ball. De la Renta truly outdid himself this season!

The colors that he painted his Autumn/Fall collection include black, chocolate brown, orange, silver, gold, deep reds and a bold cobalt intermixed with patchwork patterns and textured prints in combinations of black & white with accents of cobalt or gray. The print that caught our attention was a black, white and cobalt zebra-esque horizontal striped dress and blazer.

When we saw this dress walk down the runway we imagined a modern day Cinderella making a grand entrance onto the Oscars’ red carpet adorned in a sleeveless light pink gown, punctuated by a plunging v-neck ending at a solid gold belt at her natural waist with a full sheer overlay of gold embroidered bows. Who do you picture wearing this timeless gown?

Another stand-out dress was a sleeveless cobalt lace form-fitting floor length gown with a black fur collar and a black leather belt placed at the natural waist.

From sheers, to furs, to patchwork prints the detailing was immaculate. From fitted silhouettes featuring fringe, ruffles, and pleating to geometric prints and wiry swirls adjacent to lace and leather, there is something in this collection for every woman.

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