Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Oscar de la Renta: Flamenco Dancer

In kindergarten, we had a map of the world that contained pictures of various people dressed in their "native" garb; this Oscar de la Renta Geometric Print Tank Dress reminds me of the flamenco dancer who was permanently attached to the map of Spain. I find myself drawn to the exotic quality of the print and the fantasy it inspires, and the single bottom ruffle--only a homage to the costume but not costumey--transforms a chic day dress into a glamorous cocktail number. (I wish the bottom ruffle were detachable for an easy day-to-night look.) Now all I need to complete the fantasy are some tapas, a margherita, and a bull. $1,950 at

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