Monday, September 16, 2013

Who Wore Oscar de la Renta Better?

Who Wore It Better?
Oscar de la Renta SS13
Striped Ballgown

When Oscar de la Renta's Spring/Summer 2013 collection hit the runway, there were two stand-out looks that immediately seized media attention. Firstly, this flashy pink look seen on Cara Delevingne, and secondly, a bold striped ballgown modeled by Frida Gustavsson, below. Whilst the first look was one not exactly red carpet material, this striped dress made one appearance too many around the world. And it's no wonder, as it truly is a timeless beauty.


Swedish model Frida Gustavsson walked the Oscar de la Renta SS13 runway in this striking white silk gazar gown with navy sateen stripes in a mix of stripes and chevrons.



1. The first celebrity to wear the stunning strapless gown was Chinese star Fan Bing Bing. Her event of choice to showcase the navy and white dress was the Vanity Fair Oscar Party held in February this year. Fan kept her hair up in a classic bun and wore statement drop earrings.
2. Second to scoop up this classically chic dress with voluminous A-line skirt was stylist Olga Stepanenko, at the amFAR gala held in Cannes during May 2013. Olga also styled her hair up and carried a perspex box clutch.

3. Serbian beauty Jelena Ristic donned the monochromatic de la Renta dress to a charity gala held in London in July 2013. She carried a navy satin woven Bottega Veneta clutch and elegantly styled her hair up. 
4. Finally, just last week, fashion-loving Anna Dello Russo put on the horizontally striped look for a stint at New York Fashion Week. She added a long round vintagey pendant to her outfit. Who wears a floor-sweeping ballgown in the middle of the day while out and about on the grimy city streets? Anna does, apparently. 

Who would have thought that something as seemingly 'straightforward' as a striped ballgown would cause such a fashion fad. Well simply...because it works. A dramatic silhouette crafted from a print that is usually attached to casual wear - it's ingenious! It's one of those looks that will remain sophisticated in years to come and never lose it's inherent elegance. 

As for 'Who Wore It Better?', I have to say Anna is working this look with her incredible confidence and sassThe impeccable tailoring of Oscar de la Renta is fully evident here, as I think the dress suits every girl pictured. Anna, Fan, Jelena or Olga?
Who do you think wore it better?


112 comments:

Marta Purriños Hernández said...

Beautiful dress!!!

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Alexandra Zakharova said...

Swedish model Frida Gustavsson is the best, to my mind. I don't think that this dress looks good on anybody else, especially on Fan Bing Bing. She looks like a cloun in it. Though it's just my humble oppinion.
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♥ vendy ♥ said...

for me anna dello russo is the best ^^
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Francy -Stef said...

This dress is really amazing!!
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Sugar Lane said...

i love this dress! like Olga style better!
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Anonymous said...

Olga Stepanenko

Carolyne O' said...

The dress is everything *-*
I think Olga or Jelena wore it better in my personal opinion!
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Ana Aleksic said...

I have to be a little bit subjective, because Jelena Ristic is from my country, so she's my favorite this time. :)

Coco said...

Dear Sam, if I could afford a Oscar de la Renta I would try to make sure that my dress isn't seen everywhere. Do you agree? I'd love to hear your insight about it :-)
In my opinion Olga wore it better!
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ELISA said...

I would say Olga!
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BELULOVE said...

olga!!!! kisses

Super Airam said...

I think Olga Stepanenko wore it better Ms. Sam. ^^

My Urban Market said...

I really like this amazing dress. I think Jelena RIstic wore it better!
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Rahul Bhatia said...

Very pretty:)

Sandra Leiva said...

Olga is my favourite :)


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Diva Desle said...

Beautiful dress! I think Olga Stepanecko wore it best. I love her red lips and her upstyle hairatyle.

Jackie Harrison said...

Oscar de la renta its a genius the look extravagant.
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kim bim said...

Olga rocks!!! The dress suits her so much.

MILLY said...

amazing dress!

Busisiwe Mgoboli said...

This dress is hard to pull off even if you are blessed with model like limbs. Its looking a little frumpy on the other ladies...Olga is pulling it off nicely.

Rakhshan said...

lovely dress! i'm really digging the monochrome stripes these days!
you're right it looks good on all four women, I really like Jelena's Knot clutch, it looks great with the dress! Hope you had a wonderful weekend Sam! :) xx

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love this dress and liked it on Olga best. But doesn't Anna just own every outfit she wears??


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ChatterBlossom said...

Olga! She nailed this look!!
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Mira said...

Amazing dress and all these pretty ladies look beautiful. My favorite is Olga. It looks just perfect on her :D
Have a happy Monday Sam!!

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ss fashion world said...

I would say Jelena or Olga ! love this dress so much !!

Emmylou said...

To be honest, I don't think anyone looked good in it as much as Friday did:( I know she is a model, so there's the advantage, but she looks so stunning on the runway!

Beauty Follower said...

HI dear!
I dont now who wore better that dress,
what I now is that I wish I own one lol!

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mademoiselle mode said...

Lovely dress ^^
So cool :)

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Antonella C'est moi said...

Amazing dress kisses honey ha e a nice day

Lilli said...

Morning Sam! Hope you had a great weekend! Today's feature is interesting, when I saw the gown on the runway I didnt expect it would have had so much success as it has instead. But you are right, is a timeless chic and staple dress which will never be out. The shape is perfect on all the ladies, this time I havent a fav since they all look gorgeous with it! Maybe, if I have to say a name, will probably say the model Frida, she is a princess, love the accessories and the hairstyle, as seen on the Oscar de la Renta show. Kisses dear, have a great start of the week! xo

CM said...

I think Fan Bing Bing looks better! ^-^
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S said...

Love that dress!!!
For me Frida win, but I'd put Olga at the 2nd place! ;)
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Helen* said...

Amazing dress, think everyone looks great but if I have to choose one.... think it would have to be Fan Bing Bing, she's gorgeous! x

Nicky mywishstyle said...

olga is my favourite! Amazing dress!
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Abaya and Heels said...

I love this dress... I think Olga is the better one!

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

In my opinion, Olga was the best. With her hair style and the clutch. Kisses, Sam:)

TheIndiansavage said...

uhmmm It's very difficult... maybe Jelena Ristic...
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Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

This dress is beautiful, and my pick would be Jelena (what can I say, we are country neighbours :D )! But all girls look quite alike in that gown, but I cannot stand AdR, she annoys me teribly so... Ilina

Kacie Cone said...

Such a gorgeous dress no wonder so many people wore it! I think my pick would be Fan Bing Bing just because i love how she wore her hair with it!

Paola Lauretano said...

Wonderful dress!!!
Olga Stepanenko is my fav, she is so elegant!!!
Have a great start of the new week, my dear Sam!

Grace said...

I actually think the swedish model wore it better. I saw this dress on pinterest and fell in love instantly. It's just so gorgeous!

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nicole said...

Olga!
It's such a lovely dress! Wish I could wear it...

Pip said...

I think this is a hard dress to wear for most women, and Anna maybe wore it best as I kind of like her long pendant necklace with it as opposed to wearing just earrings and a bracelet like the others wore, and you are right about her confidence... she rocked that with the dress!

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Diana Ashuayem said...

Jelena wore it best!
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Aleksandra B. said...

amazing dress<3
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Always Maylee said...

I think Olga wore it best!

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Cristina said...

Oscar de la Renta es uno de mis diseñadores favoritos y si debiera elegir a quien le sienta mejor el vestido a rayas, elegiría a Olga, le sienta muy elegante!
Preciosa entrada, gracias por tu amable vista!
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getcarriedaway said...

what a beautiful dress! Jelena is my favourite.
Have a great day!!!

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Kim Alston said...

I vote for Olga! :) Thank you for your kind words on my blog.
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Serena said...

Hey Sam :) Hope you're well!
I like it on Olga best, it seems to sit perfectly on her figure!

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What is in the hat? said...

Olga looks the best in this dress <3

Lady parisienne said...

this dress is spectacular and I think that miss Bing Bing is the prettiest here

Chadlen said...

First of all I love Oscar de la Renta...And I think the best in the dress is Olga... very fresh!!!

Have a nice week!!!

Chadlen

Sakuranko said...

Oh really beautiful dress, he{s a cool designer.
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ChocolateFashionCoffee said...

I really love how it looks on Fan Bing Bing :)



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Love this dress! Perfect :)

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Katherine Unique said...

Wow! Amazing! I love stripes!

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This is such a graphically striking dress! I like the way Anna carries it off but I also think Olga looks lovely as well.

Thanks for your sweet comment! I hope you'll be able to have another chance to try Shake Shack. If you get to come to NYC, I'll take you there Sam! Yes I do make the smoothies myself. It's pretty simple - just berries blended with coconut milk with a bit of protein powder and flax seeds. I'll see if I can do a recipe post for you sometime :)

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Anouka K said...

Olga Stepanenko looks the best!

Natasha Gregson said...

What a beautiful gown-I have to say Olga although I can see why you chose Anna-her confidence is so enviable :)

LoveT. said...

Adorable ,amazing Dress<3
Olga :)

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http://lefragmentmode.blogspot.fr/ said...

I love it even more on the initial model!
Between the four celebrities, I think my 'point' goes to Anna Dello Russo, it looks so fierce on her :D!

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Carmen said...

I like the first two celebrities best as they choose the better jewellery and bags :)
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Johnny said...

this dress is the best!
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Fernanda said...

Olga Stephenko, I love this dress on her! xx

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Sara T. said...

Definately Olga Stepanenko! Anna dello Russo looks like a living dead...She scared the hell out of me!!! :/ that wasn't her best photo...

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worryaboutitlater bianca said...

can't really decide - they all look stunning!!



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GagCloud said...

Love Oscar de la Renta :)

Into The Blush said...

lovely post! I think olga wore it better. :)

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Corinne said...

I think it looks better on Olga, it really compliments her slim waist and body shape! It sits on her perfectly.

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Caro * said...

Fabulous dress ! It is perfect on Olga :)

Admirably Pretty said...

It's such a gorgeous dress, oh my! My number one is Fan Bing Bing, she looks really pretty in it!

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Alina Borak said...

wow, great dress ;)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Olga wore it best in my opinion, her look is effortless.

Anthea F said...

Love the first!

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Melissa Blake said...

i love the stripes!!

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Mihaela Pojogu said...

I must say the dress suits better on Olga.
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Ileana said...

I really think it was olga!
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Oh to Be a Muse said...

Honestly, Frida the model wears it best. But I'd give second choice to Olga because she has great posture.

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Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

I really prefer this on the Frida, I think all of them are great but something is wrong with their styling for me.
I love the necklace it was styled it on Frida and how she carries it with charisma.
I have been dreaming about his last collectio too, the man is a genius!!!

andysparkles said...

I think it looks really good on Olga!

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Christine ♥ CHRiiSSYDOLLXO said...

It looks so much better on Olga! The dress compliments her figure. :)

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Ceciliette said...

My vote goes to Olga. It fits her like a glove, and she has amazing poise.

Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

My choice is Olga, she has such a light and graceful way about her that compliments that dress, but they're all great!
xo Mary Jo

Cheyenne Ji said...

My favorite is Olga!!

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Olivia said...

Sam,
Ooh what a beautiful dress! I can see why so many people wore it. I think that I like how Olga styled hers the best... I'm not sure why. Anyway, thank you for sharing and I hope you have a lovely day!
Hugs & Kisses,
Olivia

Carla Sanz said...

i love the dress
i chose the model :) it looks better
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Francesca said...

These all look stunning, but Olga looks that best, to me! I love the effortless take she took on it, choosing to dress it more "down" Her hair looks very pretty and she's rocking it with confidence! It's such a gorgeous dress!

Francesca

Tanya said...

Amazing dress, I saw it on sale in another website, I should of bought it. But I'm afraid is going to be too long for my high. Thanks for always left me a kind words on my blog sweetie. wish your day is wonderful.

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Patricia G. said...

I think Olga Stepanenko wear it better this fantastic dress!
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aki! said...

I think Olga... though I'm not sure if that's the angle of her photo...

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Linda B said...

Honestly, I love the dress on Olga. It seemd to suit her better

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Kati said...

Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
I think Fan looks best because of her great black hair!

Have the best day ever,
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Denisa said...

Nice dress. Great day.

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Fashion-Bridge said...

What a gorgeous dress!However I haven't seen anything but gorgeous by de la Renta. Though frankly speaking I like the runway look the most.

Have a lovely week dear!

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Nee said...

hi hun! it's nice to be back, i really missed your daily updates when tanning at the beach hihi:) can't wait to catch everything up now... i fell like i've been away for too long and missed every red carpet outfit... hope you're doing well! have a great day, lots of love xx

Carolyne O' said...

A big kiss my honey <333

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lalalaPatricia said...

Of course Olga nailed it! Keep in touch! x

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Ozden Ozdogan said...

Since the dress is showing itself too much,I can't really understand who wore it really the best..They all look same but I'd go with Olga or Bing Bing

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Peet said...

I hate to say it, but none of them did it for me, Frida's the winner.:) All of them are missing some dark statement neck-piece, that really makes the dress even more gorgeous. But that necklace Anna wore... I just don't get it, not with this dress.

Regine Karpel said...

Jelena!
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Sveva said...

For me Olga!

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Anonymous said...

fan bing bing! because her boobs don't look as saggy as the other ladies' ones do. she has the right dainty frame for a strapless gown.

the dress itself is amazing and i just love it.

Dominika said...

Actually, I really love this dress on Selena:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nybYXp-YISc/UbZfWpemPUI/AAAAAAAAOI0/bLAhwjpMdRc/s640/selena1.jpg (also, when I wanted to find a picture and googled it, the one from your blog popped up, what a coincidence!)
However, if I were to choose from the ones you posted, I would definitely go for Olga. :)

Michelle LL said...

Love this dress on Olga and Jelena. But I adore Anna's style, everything she wears is a work of art, wish I can have her closet haha :)

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

WOW. This dress is just incredible, so striking. I agree, my vote goes to Anna - loving the attitude and the background of the shot too. Thank you for the kind works on my last post dear!xo

Jayme and Mendi said...

I think Olga looks the best in this dress but I do like that Anna wore a long necklace! I really like that necklace that was paired with it on the runway. :-)

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Miu said...

I prefer it on Anna Dello Russo, because in my opinion, this dress needs a necklace.

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Anna Dello Russo did. She is a modern fashion Goddess.
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