Fashion Week SS08: Oscar de la Renta

Perhaps no other designer works with his customer in mind as much as Oscar de la Renta - not an abstract idea of "the customer," but the actual women who wear his clothes. Every season a loyal coterie of socialites attends de la Renta's show - and this year, a new Hollywood contingent including Victoria Beckham.

There was no one defining silhouette in this collection, though with the exception of a couple of trapeze dresses, the focus was again on the waist. Moroccan-inspired prints inlaid with sequins and botanical patterns sparkling with hundreds of tiny mirrors were the most exciting developments. These looked particularly beautiful in motion.

Aerin Lauder
Bill Cunningham and friend

Andre Leon Talley
Anna and Graydon Carter

three girls in DVF

Plum Sykes hands over the invite
Suzy Menkes
Marjorie Gubelmann

an Oscar de la Renta gown described as "very vintage"

Scott Schuman, a.k.a. The Sartorialist

The show. For a slideshow, check out Elle.com.
Afterwards, it started to rain.

Jamee Gregory with umbrella
David Patrick Columbia and friends
Grace Coddington

Model Tanya Dziahileva as seen from under an umbrella

Posh makes her exit...
...and paparazzi madness ensues.