Starting with the very first dress to hit the runway, it was clear Oscar de la Renta created a ladylike-with-an-edge fall collection for his New York Fashion Week show. The glamorous lineup included modern separates (his version of the skirt suit was cinched at the waist for an ultra sexy silhouette), bright dresses, sheer illusion tops, and, of course, dramatic gowns we hope to see on the Oscars red carpet later this month. The models’ ever-changing lip colors, elbow length gloves (scrunched down for extra attitude), piled-on citrine and teal jewels, and oversize Patricia Underwood hats amped up the collection that floated by the front row VIPs, including fellow designers Diane von Furstenberg and Valentino Garavani. See our favorite looks in the gallery!
— Violet Gaynor