Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Anyone in Los Angeles right now can feel the Oscar buzz. There are parties every night and the energy in the city is quite exhilarating. Our phones are ringing off the hook with jet setters inquiring about what to wear to various events; and we are having fun playing dress up with our clients from around the world who are spending the week in LA in prep for the big day on Sunday. I've often described Award Season as Hollywood's extended Christmas, but without Santa Claus.

In honor of the Oscars, I thought it would be appropriate once again to write about Oscar de la Renta since he is always a go-to during award season. This navy pleated jersey one shoulder gown reminds me of the work of both Madame Gres and Jean Desses who are two legends of Couture who defined the Goddess style of dressing with incredible pleating and frequent use of one shoulder silhouettes. Paying homage to both Gres and Desses, ODLR drapes the shoulder and top of the dress in an intricate mix of pleating in a wonderful pattern. The skirt remains totally fluid and sensually moves as you walk. I am always partial to evening gowns in midnight blue. The color is so sophisticated and elegant. Oscar de la Renta makes clothes that are always appropriate and that's a very reassuring feeling when you just want to look fabulous. You don't see his dresses on the Worst Dressed lists. Rather a woman in Oscar always looks like a winner and should be carrying a gold statue (aka the Oscar)!

Oscar de la Renta navy pleated one-shoulder Goddess gown of jersey, c. 1980s. Modern 4 SOLD
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