It was inevitable really. From the moment the willowy, doll-like models went swooping down Oscar de la Renta’s runway in New York in February, the rumour mill went into overdrive.
De la Renta’s fall/ winter 2013 collection had all the hallmarks of a typical Oscar collection- lavish evening gowns, stunning prints, the most luxurious fabrics cut draped and pin-tucked to perfection- but, to the fashionably trained eye there was something else present among the layers of bustling silk and taffeta. A mere hint of playfulness, the slightest suggestion of irony. There was definitely no mistaking John Galliano’s influence in this collection.
This rich purple silk-taffeta gown from Oscar de la Renta’s fall/ winter 2013 collection bares the Galliano signature.
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