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Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2011

With a total of 59 looks, Oscar de la Renta presented a rich Pre-Fall 2011 collection that includes chic daywear and grand ballroom gowns. The designer presented an array of hues, with a palette that spanned the color spectrum from neutrals and pastels, to popping pinks and bright greens.  

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It was hard not to think of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s upcoming nuptials when looking at the trio of gowns that capped the collection – regal in silhouette, each is conservative and understated.  The gowns were crafted out of pastel-shaded silk faille, and paired with either a matching cardigan, or a toreador jacket. Will any of the royal wedding guests show up in one of these floor-sweeping dresses? It’s hard to imagine that they won’t. 

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As for the more approachable looks, de la Renta offered plenty for his clientele to choose from: jewel-toned sweaters, a knee length skirt with a hint of volume and a bow accent tied around the waist, tweed coats with coordinating separates, and a collection of cocktail dresses.

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Aside from bows, lace, sheer details, feathers, fur trim, and embroidery were all prominent details in the season’s collection.  

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