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...

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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


And the cocktail dresses are retro-perfect.




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