Oscar de la Renta SS13
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.
As for 'Who Wore It Better?', I have to say Anna is working this look with her incredible confidence and sass. The 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?