An Oscar de la Renta runway show (held since 2008 at 583 Park Avenue in a former church) is the most elegant interpretation of showing a collection that New York has to offer. Models glide their way down a raised runway in what feels like an intimate presentation of the past—often with a live orchestra as soundtrack. Today, the designer is live-streaming his resort collection (at 1PM EST) for all to enjoy, on a select number of fashion sites, this one included. As Mr. de la Renta recently explained, this is his way of inviting all of you to 583 Park Avenue: "I think that this is where the real power of the internet lies, allowing anyone anywhere to interact with your brand, shifting what has traditionally been kept private to the public space. I suppose it’s a bit like adding more seats to the venue."
The video player above will reveal the Oscar de la Renta resort 2011 collection, beginning at 1PM EST.