We were invited to Oscar de la Renta‘s showroom and studio the day BEFORE the Spring 2010 show to preview the new bags and collection. Oscar himself explained the new bag collection to us! Seriously!?!? It was the highlight of our entire week! Especially when we were told that the only people that had been allowed the sneak peek were Anna Wintour and Cathy Horyn of the NY Times. We felt warm and fuzzy all over and tried our best to stay out of the way while we watched Oscar and his team work on the final fittings. Everyone was so calm, but I guess with Oscar at the helm and in the studio daily there is no chance of anything going wrong. We just got home and will have the complete review of the new bags up soon (you will see them in the video– the best bag collection ever from Oscar!). Oscar also agreed to a Virtual Personal Appearance on Bagsnob soon so you’ll be able to chat with him directly– stay tuned! (Jump for part 2 of video and more pictures).
To satisfy your Oscar urge right now, I recommend grabbing this glittering distressed gold python roll clutch here.
Gold is not just meant for the dance floor; I like carrying sparkling clutches to luncheons, too! This one has a functional detachable shoulder strap and a gorgeous embroidered love knot on the front flap. Sized at 8.25″ x 4.75″ and retails for $1,390. Call Mindy for more info! 214-346-0400
We love Oscar, he gives us the kind of access that most editors and bloggers only dream of. Below are photos I took of seamstresses at work as well as patterns for his gorgeous creations (meticulously pieced together in a process similar to model airplanes). Oscar runs his studio exactly as the traditional Haute Couture houses did– with pattern makers, tailors, seamstresses and materials all on site. It’s from his many years working for Cristobal Balenciaga and later at the House of Balmain.
Part two of the video.