Oscar de la Renta Points to Picasso for Resort 2012

The designer christened his new space on 42nd Street with a runway show showcasing what he described to WWD as his "Cubist collection."

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The designer christened his new space on 42nd Street with a runway show showcasing what he described to WWD as his "Cubist collection." Referencing not only the artist's aesthetic school, but also the lively spirit of his Spanish heritage.
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A characteristically glamorous gown with a mantilla-like shroud adding to the glitz.
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Feathery puffs and whimsical patterns embellish an energetic little cocktail dress.
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De la Renta's trademark ladylike look was punched up with bold graphics and contrasting prints in much the same fashion as Picasso's studied asymmetry of pattern.
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Another De la Renta signature ball gown, brought even higher over the top with a beauty queen sash.
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A fiery red dress evokes a flamenco costume, with a paper gaucho hat adding to the exuberance.
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A princess-like dress gets a modern infusion with an unexpected print and slightly off-kilter shrug.
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Another flamenco-esque ruffled number in a splashy emerald green.
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Even De la Renta's traditional monochromatic suits were spun from political wife to something a little sassier.
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The daytime sheath, with a Rorschach ink-blot pattern to make things interesting.
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De la Renta at his best, in blockbuster pink.
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The designer takes on stripes for a flirty, resort-perfect hot pants-and-cropped-top ensemble.
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A daring, midnight-blue sheath for evening, topped off with a geometric hat.
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De la Renta's treatment of the season's maxi silhouette, in more Cubist-referenced prints.
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A sharp little coat that blends the socialites-who-lunch look with the fanfare of a matador's costume.
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A big black dress with a slight hint of bondage in its wrappings and ruffles.
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The designer's casual-rancher ensemble in jazzed-up denim-on-denim.
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Polka dots made a splash throughout the collection, including in this midi-length gown.
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The classic black-and-white piped cardigan gets sexed up a big with slick leather pants.
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A classic de la Renta silhouette, with a bubble hem and saturated-turquoise hue.
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