Skirt: Banana Republic
Necklace: Wet Seal
“The qualities I most admire in a women are confidence and kindness.”
- Oscar De La Renta
Just like I enjoy a beautiful painting or garden, I find Oscar de la Renta’s dresses and fashion designs beautiful. From his rich color choices, the feel of the elegant fabrics, and the details of the embroidery, his dresses can make any women feel beautiful. This pass Sunday I got the chance to finally stop by the De Young Museum and check out the Oscar De La Renta exhibit. If you have been thinking about going I highly suggest you do. I’ve always seen his designs on T.V and in pictures from fashion week and thought they were beautiful, but seeing his work up close gives me a whole new respect for the man. The exhibit displays work from his early days in Spain to his work for Balmain in the ’80s and ’90s to the stunning creations he designed for his namesake label from the ’60s into the 2010s.
For this look I put together I was inspired by Oscar De La Renta’s garden exhibit at the De Young Museum. When De La Renta wasn’t at his design studio, he could often be found at his garden in Kent Conn, many of his designs were inspired here.In the garden room, a massive screen plays video taken from his garden, while three mannequins sit on a park bench in floral silk Balmain gowns…..Below are more photos of the garden inspiration look I put together plus some photos from the exhibit. enjoy!