The Oscar de la Renta Fall collection was old-fashioned, ladylike and unabashedly glamorous. I don't know what life it was designed for, but I want to go to there...

Kicking It Old School At Oscar De La RentaS

Ya know what? I take it back: I know exactly what this collection reminds me of. Like in a romance novel by an older author - say, Judith McNaught - whose 20-something characters all inhabit some timeless luxe world somewhere between Dynasty and Talbot's.


Kicking It Old School At Oscar De La RentaS

At times, these looked worthy of Oleg Cassini - or at least a woman who would have patronized him!


Kicking It Old School At Oscar De La RentaS

Dig Agyness as 70-something patron of the arts!


Kicking It Old School At Oscar De La RentaS

Mrs. Obama, may I draw your attention this way?


Kicking It Old School At Oscar De La RentaS

I mean, this is made for cross-aisle diplomacy.


Kicking It Old School At Oscar De La RentaS

This dainty frock is the definition of, well, dainty and frock.


Kicking It Old School At Oscar De La RentaS

I mean, a brooch, for gosh sakes! A motherhumpin' brooch!


Kicking It Old School At Oscar De La RentaS

And when it comes to de la Renta, well, you know you are getting some stunning gowns.


Kicking It Old School At Oscar De La RentaS

Kicking It Old School At Oscar De La RentaS

No tricks, no gimmicks, just pure old-school glam.


Kicking It Old School At Oscar De La RentaS

Kicking It Old School At Oscar De La RentaS

And the cocktail dresses are retro-perfect.


Kicking It Old School At Oscar De La RentaS

Kicking It Old School At Oscar De La RentaS



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