Having left such an iconic mark on the world; the poise, elegance and glamour of Oscar de la Renta still remains. With just 4 months to spare, the Oscar de la Renta fashion house had appointed a new creative director and that was Peter Copping. Copping is no stranger to transforming fashion houses as he was recently the creative director of Nina Ricci and prior to that he helped Marc Jacobs with Louis Vuitton.
As we are taken to the scene of Lincoln Center at New York Fashion Week, Peter Copping is about to make his debut. Having never worked with Oscar, and only entering his new role just days before his passing; many wondered if Peter would be able to fill such large shoes.
The day had come and gone, and the collection was met with resounding approval. Little did Chicagoans know, The Saks Fifth Avenue and A Better Chicago team were eagerly making calls and putting in requests just so Chicagoans could get their own exclusive look at the Oscar de la Renta Collection.
Held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the who’s who of Chicago would gather to see the debut collection of Peter Copping. As they eagerly awaited the start of the show guests participated in a cocktail hour complete with champagne and light bites.
Quite the extensive guest list was in attendance including the family of Oscar de la Renta who flew in for the momentous occasion. As the cocktail hour commenced, over 200 guests took their seats as they waited for the show to begin.
The show opened with a classic Oscar de la Renta silhouette, a a black cashgora coat that was reminiscent of Jackie O. As each look was presented one after the other, it became increasingly clear that the fashion house of Oscar de la Renta was left in the right hands.
Of the 66 looks, there were many classic Oscar de la Renta staples such as rich jewel tones, floral patterns, and, of course, voluminous gowns. The collection was a glimpse into the continuation of a legacy and the introduction to a new perspective.
Peter Copping surely did not disappoint with this collection, and longtime Oscar de la Renta fans would certainly be pleased. Copping took risks and included design elements that the fashion house had never before seen, so one can only imagine what he has planned for the next seasons to come.
Guests of the evening met the designer with a resounding applause showing their approval of the collection. It was such an honor to witness the first collection of Peter Copping for Oscar de la Renta. To commemorate the occasion, each guest left with a little Oscar de la Renta magic that night as they parted with the “Something Blue” scented candle.
All proceeds of the night went to A Better Chicago having raised $50,000. The proceeds of the night will go towards the educational efforts of lower income Chicagoans.
Check out the full show below from NYFW