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Gold

Emma Davenport

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

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Historically, the color gold was very expensive to produce as it involved creating threads from the scarce mineral known as gold. While associated with cultural symbols of wealth, reverence, and power, the color has also been negatively linked with a lack of taste and conspicuous consumption. On the catwalk, it has been used by a variety of designers including Donna Karan, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, and Valentino. Since the 1970s, fashion trends associated with the color gold have included club

Oscar de la Renta, Fall/Winter 1994

Lucy Moyse

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

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Inky black velvets, rich scarlet, and leopard print furs: Oscar de la Renta’s fall/winter 1994 collection oozed the classic glamour that the designer had established his long-standing fashion career with, and was infused with an Orientalist fantasy aesthetic, reflecting the designer’s admiration of sumptuous Eastern designs. This collection confirmed that despite his recent appointment at Parisian House of Balmain, de la Renta’s own ready-to-wear line remained significant and relevant, where he c

Oscar de la Renta, Spring/Summer 1994

Lucy Moyse

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

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Shown at New York Fashion Week, Oscar de la Renta’s spring/summer 1994 collection was based on sunset colors and intricate prints, with a distinct Eastern influence. With long-line, flowing cuts and sheer materials, it was made for summer weather. Together, these created an opulent yet refined and eclectic look, ideal for the woman who traveled the world in luxurious style. Long necklaces, capes, and sheer shawls added to this aesthetic of glamorous practicality.

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