Friday, April 1, 2016

Oscar de la Renta at the De Young /// AND /// Ta-Ta For Now!

I don't think of myself as a big Oscar de la Renta fan--in my mind his clothes are associated with wasp-y society women (and I don't think I'm completely wrong about that)--but, as with nearly any creative pursuit elevated by imagination and execution to the point of high artistry, there turned out to be a vast amount to enjoy about his work at the new show at the de Young Museum, which Mabel and I had the pleasure of visiting over the weekend. Things I particularly enjoyed: the colors (loads of pretty pastels perfect for viewing on Easter Sunday) and the exquisite construction--just look at that pleating, that draping!

In other news, I'm about to depart on a three-month-long sabbatical. This is a tremendously exciting chance to sequester myself away and work on my own creative projects, as well as spend some much-needed relaxing time with my family. Accordingly, I'll be putting this here blog on hiatus until I get back in July.