Oscar de la Renta has no reason to believe that women should let a little thing like a recession keep them from indulging in absolutely gorgeous attire…or so one would be led to believe after viewing his absolutely phenomenal collection in New York yesterday. Oscar gave us a taste of colour in the start of the show with strong greens and reds making an appearance on the catwalk. He then took us into another dimension of classic and cultured clothing. His use of fur, the must have so far in this season, was understated and used selectively to highlight pieces. The colours in his clothing may have faded into grey, black and nude but the life of the clothing did not fade at all. The gowns were stunning and left us with our jaws on the floor (there might have even been a little bit of drool but we think we caught it on time before photographers caught it first). There’s a reason Oscar de la Renta has stood the test of time, he is, simply put, irreplaceable.