May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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LADY IN WAITING
New York: Oscar de la Renta presented a 50s fantasy for Resort, complete with peplum tops, A-line frocks, neat little bed jackets and costume jewels. Colorful embroideries were worked over black-and-white plaids on chic separates and day dresses. Exquisite hand-crocheted pieces such as a tunic in burgundy-and-ivory floral was seen worn over a slim skirt. Cocktail and evening dresses ranged from nipped waist, tea-length silhouettes in mesh tulle and chantilly lace to tafetta sheaths done in vivid colors, such as an apple-green silk faille style delicately embroidered with violet taffeta flowers.—Natalie Shukur
Silhouette: A-Line / Tailored / 1950s Couture / Peplum / Ladylike
Color: Gray / Shades of pink: from baby to flamingo to sweet coral / Indigo / Black / Ivory / Poppy red / Garnet / Cobalt blue / Apple green
Key Items: French jackets / Skirt suits / Tapered pants / Silk blouses / Bubble skirts / Watteau-back tops / Column gowns / Peplum tops / Pencil skirts / A-line dresses / Pleated skirts / Bed jackets / Slim sheath
Materials: Wool / Silk / Silk faille / Silk jacquard / Lace: from guipure to Chantilly / Tulle / Taffeta
Print + Pattern: Prince of Wales check / Garden florals / Micro gingham / Climbing blossoms / Hounsdtooth / Organza / Floral-check placements
Details + Trim: Applique / Embroidery / Jet beading / Brooches / Decorative buttons / Draped waistlines / Lace edging / Geometric laser cutting / Sash-tie waists / Sequins
Accessories + Footwear: Pointy, printed mid-heel stiletto pumps / Latticework pointy ankle boots / Top handle bags / Net hair bows / Chandelier earrings / Jeweled collar necklaces / Thin leather waist belts / Jeweled cuffs / Jeweled rings / Jeweled & embroidered minaudières
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