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September 2015 - Dallas

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D EFINE THE STYLE OF A CLASSIC ODLR SILHOUETTE. For me, the Oscar de la Renta style is like that of an uptown woman. It's a woman who loves life and dressing up. She is also sophisticated and refined. WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR THE RESORT 2016 COLLECTION? I really wanted to marry two of Oscar's worlds, New York City and Punta Cana, through color, pattern and the house's general joie de vivre. The skirt suits are a staple for every woman. The skirt and jacket can be worn separately, which makes it quite versatile. YOU'VE LIVED AND WORKED IN LONDON, PARIS, NEW YORK … HOW IS LIFE DIFFERENT IN NEW YORK? I'm excited to be in New York because of its energy and fast-paced way of life, but I do miss Parisian boulangeries. WHAT WAS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT LESSON YOU LEARNED ABOUT YOUR CRAFT WHILE WORKING IN FRENCH ATELIERS? DESCRIBE WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT PRÊT-A-PORTER AND HAUTE COUTURE. The savoir faire of the French ateliers is unrivaled. Prêt-a-porter is nice because of its immediacy and accessibility. Haute couture represents an ultimate luxury. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT DALLAS LADIES, WHO ARE FIERCELY LOYAL ODLR CLIENTS? The women of Dallas have joy and vivacity and enjoy dressing up. Their loyalty is something I hope to preserve. KATHERINE COKER JANIE CONDON HEATHER ESPING MARGARET HANCOCK PAT HARLOE JULIE HAWES PATTY LEYENDECKER FRANCIE MOODY-DAHLBERG ASHLEY TRIPPLEHORN HUNT CHRISTI URSCHEL Clear your calendar: Friday, September 18 Who's in charge: Luncheon chairman Mary Clare Finney Ball chairman Michal Powell Where to be: Neiman Marcus Downtown What to expect: Once again, the ladies behind The Crystal Charity Ball will throw the famed luncheon fête that kicks off the fall social season. Perfectly preened and dressed head-to-toe in the finest of fall regalia, guests will head to Neiman Marcus Downtown, main floor, for the reception at 10:30 am. The seated luncheon is staged in an adjacent tent, with a fashion presentation led by The Ten Best Dressed Women of Dallas, Honorary Chair and Hall of Fame Honoree, who will walk the runway, followed by the Oscar de la Renta Resort 2016 Collection — with creative director Peter Copping in the house. THE 2015 CRYSTAL CHARITY BALL Note this date and destination in ink: "An Evening of Celestial Radiance" Saturday, December 5, 2015 7 pm Chantilly Ballroom at the Hilton Anatole Hotel Underwriting starting at $5,000 per couple For information and to reserve ... Call 214.526.5868 or visit THEY'VE GOT THE LOOK ... HALL OF FAME HONOREE SARAH PEROT HONORARY CHAIRMAN RUTH ALTSHULER Words by JANE ROZELLE Portraits MINDY BYRD Art director MICHELLE AVIÑA photographed at the studio of GEORGE SELLERS and THE JOULE Set stylists CARLOS PARADA, GABRIEL ORTIZ, MARJON HENDERSON, ERIN FISCHER Hair and Makeup CARMEN WILLIAMSON, JESSI MARQUEZ All fashion, jewelry and shoes from NEIMAN MARCUS, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Peter Copping, creative director for the much-loved house of Oscar de la Renta, arrives in Dallas this month to present his Resort 2016 Collection at The Crystal Charity Ball Ten Best Dressed Fashion Show & Luncheon at Neiman Marcus Downtown. Peter shares ... MAX TROWBRIDGE Resort 2016

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