Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Oscar de la Renta: Separation Anxiety

Our society favors contrast: Beauty and the Beast, Serendipity's Frozen Hot Chocolate, Grease's Sandy and Danny. In fashion, prim and primmer only equates to a visual meltdown. The silhouette is pleasing enough, but the combination of lace and oversized buttons confuses: is this a grown-up doll? The shoes, likewise, attempt to match the frilly Victorian top in hue, but the scalloped front and ties are distracting. The skirt would be better with a black turtleneck or a simple v-necked blouse, and the top would look sharper with skinny jeans and black flats. The skirt retails for $2780 and the blouse for $890 at net-a-porter.

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