With electric violet gowns and sleek black belted jackets, Oscar de la Renta's Fall 2013 collection sashayed down the runway on Tuesday night as the Dominican designer unveiled his latest collaboration with British designer John Galliano at New York Fashion Week.
The much anticipated show marked Galliano's return to the runways since he was dismissed from French fashion house Christian Dior in 2011 for anti-Semitic remarks and expressed admiration for Hitler.
According to New York magazine, De la Renta and Galliano have been working together for the last three weeks on the new line. However, the British designer remained behind the scenes, along with the models, the day of the fashion event in New York Fashion Week.
Not much is known about how much of Galliano's influence was put into the pieces, but it seems like he was fairly immersed in the creative process.
"I like hearing what he thinks should be changed and improved about each piece we are showing in the fall collection," said De la Renta to the magazine.
Meanwhile, Karlie Kloss, one of the models who participated in this fashion show, assured John Galliano instructed her before ascending to the runway.
"He told me to walk as though I’d been dancing all night, for three days, in a Spanish café with some beautiful Spanish men and my hair was all wet from sweat," she told the Cut.
Oscar de la Renta's new collection presented several dresses in vivid shades of purple, blue and green, but also played with textures, prints and black lace. The belts and hats were instrumental in this sophisticated show.
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