Yesterday was a beautiful summery day in New York City, perfect for a wedding–and I got to attend one, courtesy of Oscar de la Renta. While we didn’t get any cake or champagne, there were plenty of sartorial confections to feast on.
When looking at wedding gowns, they tend to blur together into one big white mass of tulle (well, for me at least). That wasn’t the case yesterday though, because Oscar’s spring 2013 bridal collection was full of some original and sometimes eye-popping ideas for bridal.
Color was a big statement and it started with the first look, which was a very medieval/Florence Welch/Game of Thrones crimson velvet dress. Interspersed between the ivory and white looks came a blue and pink floral gown covered in sequined embroidery that produced an audible gasp from the audience (who by the way, were all sort of dressed like they were at the most stylish garden wedding ever. Neon shoes are definitely a thing.) Two more beautiful powdery blue dresses walked, but the statement dress of the day was the last look, a scarlet chiffon show-stopper topped off with a Spanish-style mantilla headpiece.
And just in time for the Pitt-Jolie nuptials comes sexy bridal wear. Not at all tacky, but definitely not demure either. Slinky mermaid gowns with lower cut sweetheart necklines, form fitting white silk, and even a crop top and wide leg pant combo made appearances. A white swan ballerina-inspired look somehow managed to be smoldering, and there were a few dresses with slits-up-to-there.
Sweet flower girls–all dressed pretty traditionally complete with white patent leather shoes–joined Oscar for a bow at the end of this show, which could make even the grumpiest, most cynical person want to have a princess wedding. Click through to see all the looks.