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NYFW: Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012 is all about Vintage Vogue

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Pictured: A model walks the runway at the Fall Oscar de la Renta show (image M.Hall via livestream)

If you love the styles from Mad Men, the confections that Jackie Kennedy wore when she was first lady, or Sharon Tate’s Valley of the Dolls look, then you will absolutely adore the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012 collection.  This was such a pretty, feminine collection. The collection offered many updated Grace Kelly, Prince of Monaco looks, from the wide headbands holding the pulled back hair.  Many of the dresses featured beautiful appliques and embellishments.

Pictured: An Oscar de la Renta suit (image by M. Hall via livestream)

The suits were very chic, with collarless jackets and skirts with soft gathering around the waistband.  The whole collection. One suit (pictured above) had a stunning back lace overly on the skirt and jacket. Of course, no Oscar show is complete without the grand finale, his stunning ball gowns.

Pictured: Oscar’s Pink Ball gown confection (image M.Hall via livestream)

If Cinderella was still working it, she’s been out at the ball in this Oscar pink dress. What do you think readers?  There’s so much vintage 1960s style on the runway this season, it’s really stunning.   Betsey Johnson and Nicole Miller gave us the memories of the hippie/swinging sixties. Oscar de la Renta offers the sixties fantasy of the playing dress up in Jackie Kennedy’s closet and it works.


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