Oscar de la Renta Mixes Neon Hair and Ladylike Flair for Resort 2013

While in the real world it's May 22, 2012, in fashionland it's already 2013 and time for all the fancy ladies to pack up their summer dresses and fes
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While in the real world it's May 22, 2012, in fashionland it's already 2013 and time for all the fancy ladies to pack up their summer dresses and fes
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While in the real world it's May 22, 2012, in fashionland it's already 2013 and time for all the fancy ladies to pack up their summer dresses and festive jewels and go on vacation. In other words: Resort season.

Oscar de la Renta kicked it off with a show jam-packed with super pretty frocks, massive chandelier earrings, and sophisticated separates. The collection began with a handful of monochromatic looks, before edging its way into color--first with a pink skirt, and then a spate of blue looks which gave way to reds, purples, greens and finally metallics.

Besides the bountiful color palette, de la Renta kept the audience entertained with a huge array of textures--from sequined dresses to silk shirts, tweed jackets, lace ruffles and voluminous tulle skirts.

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If the silhouettes were a bit staid, the hair and makeup were not. Luminous bare skin and a petal pink mouth were youthful and fresh; the hair, which was pulled back in a loose chignon and streaked with bright colors, from blue to pink, was edgy and unexpected. And the dangly chandelier earrings added a playful touch.

Click through to see all the looks.