NYFW: Oscar de la Rentra SS 2012 re-vamping fairytale ball gowns

Oscar de la Renta‘s Spring/Summer 2012 collection had a distinctly youthful feel to it, mostly thanks to the vibrant shades of yellow, chartreuse and coral he used for cream-puff ball gowns teamed with cropped tulle embroidered tops.  The collection flowed from ball gowns to just bellow the knee dresses and loose pants with cropped jackets. Many of the dresses were white or pale lemon, in battenburg  lace or cotton voile and matched with blazers cut in a style reminiscent of Chanel. All of which are emerging as key trends for this season. De la Rentra finished the show returning to what he is renowned for, with several very wearable evening dresses to suit either a cocktail party or a black tie event.

It was a rather glitzy affair with a young celebrity front row, including the likes of Justin Timberlake, Ashley Olsen and Niki Minaj making an appearance, not to mention fashion designer Valentino Garavani who was present too.

Our pick? A strapless black and white below the knee dress with ostrich feather bead embellishment or floor length silk-taffeta gown in coral.

Photos from the Oscar De La Renta Facebook Page, by Dan Lecca