Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Iconic Dresses Of Oscar De La Renta - Maggcom


Oscar De La Renta! Someone who doesn’t need and introduction when it comes to couture because he, himself, defines couture. He is the visionary of the fashion world. He is someone who doesn’t create design just for the sake of it. He designs to eulogize the beauty of woman. I am highly inspired by his quote

“You carry the clothes, the clothes don’t carry you.”

One thing that really drew me towards him was his perception of fashion.His designs brings out the femininity and romance in a woman. He designs couture not keeping in mind the trends of fashion.He designs keeping woman in fashion. Isn’t it an amazing thing that he draws his inspirations from the beauty of a woman. How , the femininity of us could inspire someone to this extent! It make me think so high about. Someone who inspires the world is inspired by we woman. And, that’s the thing that makes him highly respectable for someone like me who takes fashion very seriously.

So, as a tribute to late Oscar De La Renta, I bring forth you my favorite chef-d’oeuvres(well, all his works are a masterpiece) of him.

1. The wedding gown of Huma Mahamood Abedin.

The US political staffer and a long time aide of Hillory Clinton, is one of my favorite collections of Oscar De La Renta. This gown was featured in 2007 VOGUE spread .A cap sleeved, gold embroidered chiffon gown was embellished with her jeweled choker that was an heirloom in her family. Ok, I am little biased for this gown because for Her following statement to magazine,”I wanted to look like an Indian bride.” Can you believe it? The influence of Indian wedding fashion! And, adding cherry to the cake, Oscar De La Renta replied,”It was like dressing Scheherazade, the beautiful queen from ‘One Thousand and One Nights’.”

2. The big, fat, American wedding of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin.

It was no small event. And, Amal Alamuddin, a top human rights lawyer, was attired in a downright fairy tale inspired , French Lace wedding gown embroidered with pearls and diamante stones . The whole wedding reminded me the ball of Cinderalla where she finds her true love and loses her crystal shoe.

3. Ok, I am not exactly a fan of Taylor Swift

Since she is donning an Oscar De La Renta,I would be more than happy to follow her (definitely not for her songs!). What I liked about this gown is that it looks like as if it has come out of the potpourri of fairy tale dream weddings. She was seen donning this embroidered deep V back with trail in 2014 Met Gala. (Fashionistas, my serious advice to is do check the amazing star studded Met Gala.)

5. A golden yellow gown donned by Penelope Cruz to the Oscar of 2005.

The dress is more like a distant cousin of wedding gowns with its trail and bow but with a twist in color. Penelope Cruz is no doubt a woman of beauty but a form fitted royal colored gown with backside bow did the best to amplify her elegance and, variably, her sex appeal. It’s not everyday , you see an elegant dress let you exude the sex appeal in you.